Of all the food allergies that people usually suffer from, it is mostly nine different foods that cause around 50% – 90% of all allergic reactions.
They are soy, milk, shellfish, peanuts, eggs, tree nuts, fish, wheat, and wine.
These are quite common and it’s always a good idea to know if you are allergic to one of these foods.
In the U.S., a very common allergic reaction in kids is from cow’s milk. However, this is not such a major cause of allergies in adults.
When someone is allergic to milk, it is in fact an immune reaction by the body, responding to milk proteins; this happens when you do not have the enzyme that is required for milk sugars to be digested.
This allergy is often more severe and goes along with reactions that are more serious than wheat, milk, or eggs in children.
Children are often allergic to peanuts and their teachers and friends should be notified of this to be able to react in an emergency situation.
Egg allergy is most common in kids. But the good thing is most of them outgrow the allergy when they reach about 16 years of age.
The protein in egg whites and yolk differs, and the allergy which gets mostly triggered is due to egg whites.
Shellfish are among the more common and severe allergies in grown-ups. Typical symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, rashes, and swelling of the airways.
This allergy can be an extremely severe, lifelong allergy; people are often allergic to foods like shrimp, lobster, and crawfish, as well as oysters and mussels.
5- Tree Nuts (Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts)
It is estimated that around 1% of children are allergic to tree nuts, while around 0.5% of adults have this allergy.
An allergy to tree nuts tends to be permanent and they can also cause more serious allergic reactions than wheat, eggs, or milk. Only a few children typically outgrow their allergies to nuts.
Fish allergies often develop in adulthood and they are often quite severe too.
If you eat raw fish that is not fresh you might be prone to more allergies as they contain high amounts of histamine.
Similar to fish, wine can also cause allergies in adults due to the sulfites, glycoproteins, and grapes present in it.
People who are allergic to grapes can show the symptoms of wine allergies more often as it can fill up your histamine bucket fast.
These symptoms are often similar to other food allergies, which is why you should avoid wine if possible.
0.4 percent of American children are allergic to soy but are not a major cause of allergies in adults.
However, almost 50% of children will outgrow these allergies when they reach the age of seven.
It is estimated that around 0.4 % of children in the U.S have a wheat allergy. However, the majority of them will outgrow this before they are 7 years of age.