Food tolerances are more common than you may think and having one that involves everyday foods can put a real crimp in your diet.
We’ve put together a list of symptoms that can indicate hypersensitivity to certain foods, along with one of the most popular treatments for symptoms.
Symptoms of Possible Food Intolerance
1. Pain in Muscles and Joints
Lots of people with fibromyalgia and other arthritic issues find that certain foods cause a spike in joint or muscle pain.
That’s no surprise, as one study found that 50% of people with fibromyalgia had increased pain from eating certain foods.
2. The Bathroom Run
You get bloating, pain, diarrhea and gas with some foods — along with the need to run, not walk, to the bathroom.
To pinpoint the foods causing you problems, keep a detailed food diary along with a list of symptoms.
3. Caffeine Jitters
Does coffee make you sweat, get nervous, or have stomach upset? If so, you may be a slow caffeine metaboliser, which means you’re definitely intolerant to your morning cup of Joe.
4. Headaches After Eating
If you have a pounding head, weakness, or tingling in your fingers and toes after eating a large meal, it’s a sign you may be intolerant to one or more ingredients in your food.
5. Exhausted After a Good Night’s Sleep
Food intolerance and allergies have long been suspect in the burgeoning number of chronic fatigue syndrome cases.
If you’re feeling tired in the mornings despite having slept well, you should consider keeping a food diary.
There’s a link between hypothyroidism and intolerance to gluten.
You don’t have to have a Celiac diagnosis to be intolerant to wheat, so if your thyroid is lagging and you have other symptoms like rashes, headaches, or digestive upset — it’s worth checking for a food trigger.
7. Problems with Dairy
Lactose intolerance is a common cause of digestive difficulties. If your milk, yoghurt, or ice cream is giving you gas or bloating, this might be a sign you’re one of many with this issue.
8. Sensitive to Wheat without Celiac Diagnosis
As mentioned earlier, you don’t have to have a Celiac diagnosis to have wheat sensitivities. Keep a food diary to see if wheat is causing headaches, digestive issues, or rashes.
9. Rashes and Skin Problems
Salicylates occur naturally in foods like tomatoes and peppers as well as being commonly added to prepared foods. They are known to cause histamine reactions in people with salicylate intolerances.
10. Garlic and Onions are a No-No
Many people suffer from a fructans intolerance, which can cause gastric distress.
Onions and garlic, as well as other Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols (FODMAPS) are culprits in exacerbating symptoms in people with this intolerance.
If these foods give you stomach upset, try eliminating them and reintroducing them one-by-one to pinpoint the intolerance.
Start Enjoying Food Again, the Safe and Effective Way
You don’t need to let food sensitivity keep you from your favourite foods. Digesta Alpha has enzymes to break down complex carbohydrates, fats, and dairy products that cause dietary intolerance.
Its gentle formula will give you better digestion and improved nutrient absorption. In fact, enzymes like those found in Digesta Alpha improve gastrointestinal (GI) functioning and better health.
Plus, the multi-enzyme formula gives you superior effectiveness and peace of mind.