What is a food chemical sensitivity?
Food chemicals can be naturally occurring or artificially added to foods
They include Salicylates, Amines, Glutamates, additives & preservatives
Found in a range of foods including chocolate, coffee, ripe fruits, fermented products, mushrooms, flavour enhancers such as MSG.
They can be ingested via the food we eat or inhailed in perfumes,soaps, toothpaste
When exposed (eaten or inhaled) they enter the blood stream & build up over time.
What is a symptoms of a food chemical sensitivity?
Food chemical sensitivities, cause a generalised nerve irritation, when threshold is reached, can resulting in:
Gut symptoms: reflux, mouth ulcers, nausea, stomach upset
Nervous system system: migraines, fatigue, mood changes, irritability
Skin reactions: hives, eczema
Respiratory track symptoms: Throat irritation, sinus congestion, asthma.
👉🏼If you suspect you may have a food chemical sensitivity, ensure you see a specialist dietitian for personalised advice. For more information get in contact with us here at the @dietetic.gut.clinic
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