Chat with us, powered by LiveChat Intolerance Test: How one can help you with your foods this Winter.

Wrapping up warm this Winter? A Winter snap may not be the biggest issue you will face. This is especially true if you have not considered food intolerances. The solution is to look into an intolerance test, which the team at Test Your Intolerance New Zealand can provide you with, alongside a 99.5% customer satisfaction rate.

Have you ever thought about a food intolerance and just dismissed it because it might be your favourite food? You shouldn’t do this as an intolerance can have a serious impact on your life. Here are our Top 10 food intolerances which we think you should particularly look out for when taking an intolerance test.

1) Dairy Intolerance

Can you avoid dairy if an intolerance test has indicated that you have an intolerance to dairy? It is not enjoyable but it is necessary. No one wants to purposefully increase their symptoms by eating or drinking dairy. The best thing to do when living with a dairy intolerance is to find dairy-free alternatives, as there are loads out there and it could lead to you becoming a happier and healthier person.

2) Egg Intolerance

The first step we recommend is an elimination diet if you are found to have an intolerance to eggs. This means taking them out of your diet. That includes as an ingredient for cakes and everything else. If you feel miles better, then you can put your mind to rest. You have found the answer! Eggs make you feel bad. Why? You may have overindulged on eggs and it is important to give your body a rest. It may not be able to tolerate eggs anymore and needs a break. If your mindset still continues to improve, you are dealing with your egg intolerances.

3) Peanuts

Wherever you go, you will find someone with an intolerance to peanuts. Peanuts are high on the list of top food allergens, and the chances are you are sensitive to them. If you are experiencing any sort of symptoms which are similar to respiratory or digestive symptoms, then please do get in touch with your GP or have a look at taking an intolerance test. Food Intolerances must be taken seriously, so please do watch out when you are eating peanuts. It is better to know than to not.

4) Gluten

Have you heard of a gluten-free diet? You probably have and this is because gluten is an incredibly common item that people are intolerant to. Often found in barley, wheat and rye, gluten is an item that will be hidden or included in many of the items that you consume on a weekly basis. In the case of celiac disease, you must completely avoid gluten, but if you have a gluten intolerance, then it can be managed by trying an elimination diet.

5) Soy

Children should be particularly careful of soy as it is one of the top allergens on the list for children. However, the symptoms are more commonly seen in adults when they are eating products which include soy. Soy is becoming increasingly prevalent in many ingredients, and therefore it is important that you be careful about which ingredients are in the food that you are eating.

6) Coffee

Caffeine, it wakes you up in the morning and keeps you up at night. These aren’t the symptoms of an intolerance, but they do highlight how important caffeine is to some people. Although people see coffee as a benefit, it can be shown to cause people to suffer from unwanted digestive symptoms. Although we do still recommend an elimination diet after identifying your food intolerances, caffeine and the food items in which it present must be eliminated slowly, as to prevent withdrawal symptoms.

7) Meat

Yes, meat can cause symptoms of a food intolerance in many people. As food intolerances are becoming increasingly noticeable, people are becoming more knowledgeable about how and what foods are affecting them. Why is meat causing more people to suffer from food intolerances? The answer can be found in the way that meats are reared, so be careful!

8) Fish/Shellfish

If it has been indicated that you have food intolerances to fish and shellfish after you have taken an intolerance test, then you are most likely wanting to know what foods you can avoid and what you should eat instead. You should avoid all fish, including salmon and haddock, plus shellfish and mussels, even though these are all considered to be good for you. What you should try is other diets including baked sweet potato, coriander falafel recipes, as these will not only make you feel better but are guaranteed to impress others around you (always a bonus!).

9) Milk

Having a milk allergy or intolerance is deeply upsetting for many, but as an intolerance, it can be managed. All products made from cow’s milk, including butter, cheese and yoghurt will likely cause you to have digestive issues. We can hear you asking what the alternatives are though, and lots of dairy alternatives actually have health and beauty benefits, in many cases, more than milk! So take a look around at some of the best lactose-free kinds of milk, they could change the way you think.

10) Corn

ALERT: THIS IS BIG. Corn is everywhere, like what, gluten and dairy, it is hard to avoid, but if you have an allergy or an intolerance then it is a big no-no! It is added to so many products that you would never believe! From alcohol to salad dressings to toothpaste, it is important you know what you are eating and when. If you are experiencing symptoms related to an intolerance after every meal you have, then please do consider alternatives and research exactly what ingredients you are putting into your body.

Remember if you do want to know more about taking an intolerance test, then please head over to www.testyourintolerance.nz and take a look around! Our customer service advisors are always happy to help and you will find them on LiveChat on a 24/5 basis.