According to the CDC, eight types of foods account for 90% of all food-allergy reactions: cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, and macadamia nuts), fish, shellfish, soybeans, and wheat.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to food can range from mild to sudden and severe and commonly include one or more of the following:
- Tingling in the mouth
- Swelling in the tongue and throat
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal cramps
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Eczema or rash
- Coughing or wheezing
- Loss of consciousness
If you suspect that your allergies may be linked to your diet, it is important to seek medical attention so that your sensitivities can be properly diagnosed.