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Optimum Nutrition by Stephanie Green

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CHAPTER17

Food Allergies

In This Chapter

  • The difference between food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities
  • The eight top allergens that plague American children and adults
  • Live-threatening food allergies
  • How you can learn to eat out and enjoy life with food afflictions

A true food allergy can be seriously life threatening, which can make eating a little scary sometimes, especially when it involves children. Many people believe they’re allergic to a certain food when in reality they merely have an intolerance or sensitivity to that specific food. The difference is that a food sensitivity or intolerance won’t produce a reaction that could ...

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