A food intolerance is often mistaken as a food allergy, so we have pulled together some information below to help you distinguish the two from each other.
If you have a food allergy, your body will treat certain foods as if they were a threat, and your immune system will go into action against them. From common allergies to more extreme reactions, your body makes sure white blood cells go into action to fight off what it thinks is a threat. The resulting allergic reactions will usually occur within minutes of contact with the allergenic food.
Some common symptoms of food allergies are:
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