Ten fun facts about Food allergies
Fact 1Fact 4
While the reason remains unknown, a study in 2013 showed that food allergies had increased by 50% in 1997 and 2011.
Egg allergies, caused from the white of the egg rather than the yolk, effect about 1 in 50 children, but they usually outgrow it by the age of 5.
Some people who suffer from latex allergies can also develop allergies to certain foods such as bananas, kiwis, avocados and more.
Some tick bites can cause alpha-gal to be injected into a person and can result in a red meat allergy, since alpha-gal is a protein found in red meat.Fact 5
In 2012, trials were done using traditional Chinese medicine formula of herbs, and it showed to block reactions of food allergies in the mice models.Fact 6
The top 8 food allergies in people are peanuts, milk, soy, wheat, shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs.Fact 7
About 25% of people think they have food allergies, when in reality, only 2% of adults and 6% of children have food allergies.Fact 8
There are a general top 8 list of food allergies, but some are native to particular regions, such as rice allergies in East Asia.Fact 9
Having a food allergy is generally limited to four or less foods, not as many as some people may think.Fact 10
Food allergies happen because your body mistakes a protein in a food as harmful and are not digested properly. Go to more health facts ❯
MORE IN HEALTH