Food intolerances may not be life threatening like some food allergies, but they can cause significant discomfort for people living with these sensitivities. Bloating, diarrhea, and headaches are just some of the symptoms you may experience when you have a food intolerance.
Intolerances to foods are very common. Research experts estimate that they affect a significant portion of the world’s population. Fortunately, people who have sensitivities are often intolerant to the same types of foods, making it easy for many to identify which foods to avoid.
Read on for 13 of the most common food intolerances…
Gluten is a protein compound in grains like wheat, barley, and rye. It is used in foods (breads, cereals, sauces, etc.) to add elasticity and texture. Only, many people cannot tolerate or are sensitive to gluten.
When you have a gluten intolerance, the immune system attacks the gluten proteins and/or the digestive tract. This causes symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, and fatigue.