Caffeine may be viewed as an energy source, a drug, or a social beverage. If you are like 90 percent of the American population, then you consume coffee on a regular basis according to nutrition author Daniel M. Korn. This may be in the form of coffee, tea, a carbonated soda or an energy drink. Even many prescription pills contain caffeine. What you may not realize is that some people are actually allergic to caffeine. As with any food allergy, an allergic reaction to caffeine can have devastating consequences. Continue reading
A thick and rich peanut butter please! Double Dutch flavored ice cream! More Ferrero please! We just love to eat but what about health and safety? A person who has legume or peanut allergy has to be cautious about what he eats in order to avoid food allergic reactions. Continue reading
Normally, the immune system elicits a response for body invaders such as bacteria, toxins, and viruses. But for some people, the immune response is a result of some food substance introduced by ingestion. Many people suffer from food allergies. A food allergy is a very exaggerated response of your immune system brought about by certain food items such as nuts, eggs, milk, and even chocolates. Some symptoms of food allergies are hoarseness of the voice, hives, swelling, wheezing, itching sensation, hard time swallowing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fainting, runny nose, nausea, nasal congestion, cramps (stomach), and vomiting. Wheezing and difficulty in breathing are caused by the inflammation of the air passages. Difficulty in swallowing and hoarseness of the voice may be brought about by the swelling of the oral cavity and esophageal area.
Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid generally works as an antioxidant. It is popularly known to boost up the immune system of the body for protection from several diseases and infections. As they say, “Prevention is better than cure.” Most households have vitamin C supplements and regularly intake ascorbic acid pills in addition to the vitamin C that they get from the food they eat. Continue reading