Friday, May 14, 2010

Test Your Knowledge of Food Allergies

While about 25% of adults claim to have a food allergy, only about 2% have a true allergy. Most of the rest of are experiencing some level of food intolerance, a much less serious condition. Understanding the difference can make life easier for those with intolerances while avoiding a serious reaction for those with a real allergy. Take this true-false quiz to test your knowledge:

1. If you experience gas or cramps from milk, bran, or broccoli, you’re probably allergic to them.

2. If you find lactose or high-fiber foods difficult to digest, you should avoid them altogether.
3.You can experience harmful reactions to wheat and not even realize it.

4. The greatest food allergy risks are from seafoods, not nuts.

5. Products labeled as “manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts” are just as risky as those labeled “may contain peanuts.”

Want the answers? Stop back on May 17 when the answers will be posted! Until, keep on nurturing yourself, body, mind, and spirit.

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