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Could you have an almond intolerance?

Do you think you have an almond intolerance? What should you do if you think you have an intolerance to almond?

Food intolerance is a set of specific symptoms which arise within your body after you eat a specific food. If certain symptoms arise every time you eat almonds then it is likely that you have an almond intolerance. If you do have an intolerance to almonds then this does not mean that you will not be able to eat almonds again, but you will have to remove them from your diet for a certain amount of time. You can identify if almonds are causing your symptoms by ordering an intolerance test here.

Almonds come in all shapes and sizes

Sometimes people like to chew on almonds as a snack, but it does not matter if they are chopped, crushed, sliced, or slivered, almonds will cause you issues if you have an intolerance. They are delicious and are a favourite among many people within the UK, and come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. It is important that you identify what ingredients are in the meals that you are making, as some foods may contain this delicious treat. However, they are not all bad, as they can also be a great food intolerance substitute if you are gluten-free.

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Almonds are incredibly healthy

Almonds are not just delicious but they are also incredibly healthy. They are high in fibre, stacked full of protein and calcium and also a variety of unsaturated fats. Bursting with vitamin E, almonds are a perfect addition to a healthy diet. They can also reduce the risk of cholesterol and also heart disease! So, if you do not have an almond intolerance then almonds are perfect for your health.

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What is almond intolerance?

Many people around the world can consume almonds without experiencing symptoms such as a bloated stomach, headache, and skin rashes. However, a person cannot eat almonds if they have an almond intolerance. If you have a food intolerance, you are likely to feel unwell after consuming the item, although you may not experience symptoms until up to 72 hours later.

There are many individual factors which may be causing you to feel unwell, and it may not be an almond intolerance, but it is always important to find out. An individual’s gut health can be impaired by a wide range of causes which include stress, food additives and the use of antibiotics. If you manage your food intolerance and remove the offending item from your diet for the recommended time of six weeks, then your gut health will improve.

Take a look below at the range of tests we offer and see how you can identify an almond intolerance.   

Allergy & Intolerance Tests

Our most accurate home-to-lab allergy and intolerance test from a small finger-prick blood testing kit delivered to your door.

Sensitivity Tests

Send us a small hair sample and within 7 working days, you'll have your comprehensive report identifying trigger items.


Simple tests for understanding your body quickly with these concise tests. Knowledge is power with these easy to use tests.