Here are six things you should know about food allergies.
Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Of the over 50 million Americans with allergies, nearly six percent of people ranging from babies to adults suffer with food-related allergies. Allergies are the immune system’s natural response to a perceived threat based on what they eat. Common food allergies include dairy, fish, gluten, shellfish, and tree nuts.
Written By Emma Sturgis / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
People develop food allergies when their bodies' immune systems mistake nutrition-rich foods for harmful invading pathogens like viruses. In turn, they trigger a host of unpleasant and often dangerous reactions. This is called an autoimmune response.