How To Take Care Of Your Food Allergy?

Written by Novi White


You will never know what kind of food youíre allergic to if you never had reaction on food you have eaten. Not everyone is allergic to food they have eaten. But there are some who suffer this kind of situation. What about you? Do you have any allergic to something you eat?

Are you vomiting after eating peanuts? Or are you itching after taking only a little amount of seafood? Well, thereís a great possibility that you suffer from food allergy...

Yes, a person can be allergic to certain foods, even foods which are considered common to people like meats, fruits, and vegetables. However, there are actually some foods in which people are more allergic to. Milk, egg, peanut, fish, shellfish, and wheat are some ofrepparttar foods that can cause food-allergic reactions more thanrepparttar 145886 others.

How to Recognize Food Allergy?

What is food allergy actually? Well, before going further, letís learn first aboutrepparttar 145887 general thing -repparttar 145888 allergy itself. Allergy isrepparttar 145889 bodyís reaction (an abnormally high sensitivity) to certain substances which are normally harmless. Thus, food allergy meansrepparttar 145890 reaction ofrepparttar 145891 bodyís immune system to a particular food that is considered harmful.

When someone with food allergy eats a particular food,repparttar 145892 bodyís immune system will release antibodies which lead to triggering some allergic symptoms. Some of these symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, itching ofrepparttar 145893 lips and mouth, sneezing, abdominal cramps, and difficulty in breathing.

Common Sense About Low Carb Diets

Written by Paul Buckley


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With all ofrepparttar conflicting studies and fuzzy interpretation of information, it's no wonder that confusion reigns when it comes torepparttar 145726 value and safety of low-carb diets. It seems like heated debates are raging everywhere!

Whether it's Atkins,repparttar 145727 South Beach or some other low-carb plan, as many as 30 million Americans are following a low-carb diet.

Advocates contend thatrepparttar 145728 high amount of carbohydrates in our diet has led to increasing problems with obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. Critics, onrepparttar 145729 other hand, attribute obesity and related health problems to over-consumption of calories from any source, and lack of physical activity. Critics also express concern thatrepparttar 145730 lack of grains, fruits, and vegetables in low-carbohydrate diets may lead to deficiencies of some key nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, and several minerals.

Any diet, weather low or high in carbohydrate, can produce significant weight loss duringrepparttar 145731 initial stages ofrepparttar 145732 diet. But remember,repparttar 145733 key to successful dieting is in being able to loserepparttar 145734 weight permanently. Put another way, what doesrepparttar 145735 scale show a year after going offrepparttar 145736 diet?

Let's see if we can debunk some ofrepparttar 145737 mystery about low-carb diets. Below, is a listing of some relevant points taken from recent studies and scientific literature. Please note there may be insufficient information available to answer all questions.

- Differences Between Low-Carb Diets

There are many popular diets designed to lower carbohydrate consumption. Reducing total carbohydrate inrepparttar 145738 diet means that protein and fat will represent a proportionately greater amount ofrepparttar 145739 total caloric intake.

Atkins and Protein Power diets restrict carbohydrate to a point whererepparttar 145740 body becomes ketogenic. Other low-carb diets likerepparttar 145741 Zone and Life Without Bread are less restrictive. Some, like Sugar Busters claim to eliminate only sugars and foods that elevate blood sugar levels excessively.

- What We Know about Low-Carb Diets

Almost all ofrepparttar 145742 studies to date have been small with a wide variety of research objectives. Carbohydrate, caloric intake, diet duration and participant characteristics varied greatly. Most ofrepparttar 145743 studies to date have two things in common: None ofrepparttar 145744 studies had participants with a mean age over 53 and none ofrepparttar 145745 controlled studies lasted longer than 90 days.

Information on older adults and long-term results are scarce. Many diet studies fail to monitorrepparttar 145746 amount of exercise, and therefore caloric expenditure, while participants are dieting. This helps to explain discrepancies between studies.

The weight loss on low-carb diets is a function of caloric restriction and diet duration, and not with reduced carbohydrate intake. This finding suggests that if you want to lose weight, you should eat fewer calories and do so over a long time period.

Little evidence exists onrepparttar 145747 long-range safety of low-carb diets. Despiterepparttar 145748 medical community concerns, no short-term adverse effects have been found on cholesterol, glucose, insulin and blood-pressure levels among participants onrepparttar 145749 diets. But, adverse effects may not show up because ofrepparttar 145750 short period ofrepparttar 145751 studies. Researchers note that losing weight typically leads to an improvement in these levels anyway, and this may offset an increase caused by a high fat diet. The long range weight change for low-carb and other types of diets is similar.

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