Nutrition Facts - Food Allergies & Diet

Nutrition Facts - Food Allergies and Diet

Special Diets For Food Allergies

A food allergy is caused when the body’s immune system mistakes an ingredient in food—usually a protein—as harmful and creates a defense system (special compounds called antibodies) to fight it. An allergic reaction occurs when the antibodies are battling an "invading" food protein.

Although a person could have an allergy to almost any food, the following foods account for almost 90 percent of all food-related allergic reactions:

Tree nuts (such as cashews and walnuts)

What do I do now?

If you know now that you have a food allergy, you might wonder how you can eliminate the foods that trigger a reaction.  Be sure to talk with our registered dietitian at Simply Nutrition before eliminating any food from your diet or beginning a special diet. You may need to adjust your meal plan or take a nutritional supplement to replace any nutrients lost by eliminating your trigger foods.

Simply Nutrition will develop a menu plan for you and discuss the possibility of using dietary supplements if necessary. Please contact Simply Nutrition to discuss your unique situation and set up an appointment.