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What foods are often linked to food intolerance?

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Intolerances are often linked to things in the food, such as:

  • Lactose, a natural sugar found in milk, cheese, and other dairy products
  • Sulfites, for instance in wines, pickled foods, and sodas
  • Gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, rye, and some other grains
  • Fructose, a natural sugar found in most fruits and in high-fructose corn syrup
  • FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides disaccharides monosaccharides and polyols), carbs that draw water into your intestine during digestion

SOURCES:

The British Allergy Foundation: "Identifying your Food Intolerances," "Sulphites and Airway Symptoms."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: "Food Allergy Overview," "Food Allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Food Intolerance."

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation: "Understanding FODMAPs."

Fedewa, A. and Rao, S.S.C, "Dietary fructose intolerance, fructan intolerance and FODMAPs."

Food and Drug Administration: "High Fructose Corn Syrup: Questions and Answers."

National Health Service (UK): "Diagnosing lactose intolerance."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Food Allergy: An Overview."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Food allergy symptoms and diagnosis (Beyond the Basics)."

University of Michigan Health System: "Hydrogen Breath Test."

Food Allergy Research & Education: "Facts and Statistics."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 18, 2018

SOURCES:

The British Allergy Foundation: "Identifying your Food Intolerances," "Sulphites and Airway Symptoms."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: "Food Allergy Overview," "Food Allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Food Intolerance."

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation: "Understanding FODMAPs."

Fedewa, A. and Rao, S.S.C, "Dietary fructose intolerance, fructan intolerance and FODMAPs."

Food and Drug Administration: "High Fructose Corn Syrup: Questions and Answers."

National Health Service (UK): "Diagnosing lactose intolerance."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Food Allergy: An Overview."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Food allergy symptoms and diagnosis (Beyond the Basics)."

University of Michigan Health System: "Hydrogen Breath Test."

Food Allergy Research & Education: "Facts and Statistics."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 18, 2018

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