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NutriPro Food Allergens - How our body reacts to Allergy vs. Intolerance

Friday, March 16, 2018

Allergy

The immune system responds to a food protein that is consumed or inhaled

The body’s immune system reacts by releasing histamine and other chemicals to attack the protein. These chemicals trigger allergic symptoms like:

Intolerance

The digestive system responds negatively to a particular food.

For instance, a person with lactose intolerance cannot completely digest milk sugar and may experience diarrhea after eating dairy foods. While an intolerance is not an allergy, a customer with a food intolerance may still experience discomfort and wish to avoid consuming certain foods.