Avoid Common Allergens with a Plant-Based Diet
Food allergies are a major concern, but most people associate food allergies with major reactions such as hives or anaphylaxis. However, what you may not realize is that many food allergies do not cause a major reaction, but affect your health and well-being, nonetheless. Embracing plant-based eating can make all the in your journey to achieve optimal health, here’s why:
Understanding Food Allergies
A food allergy results when your body has an immune-system response to a harmless substance. Viewing the food (or antigen) as “invading” the body, the immune system attacks the antigen by creating antibodies, which lead to a release of histamine which then causes your body to react with hives, respiratory distress, digestive issues, etc. Mild food allergies, or intolerances, are quite common and harder to pinpoint as the side effects can be subtle or take a few days or weeks to manifest. Intolerances can lead to other issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, fatigue, and intestinal damage.
How Common Are Food Allergies?
Food allergies are quite common. Statistically, about 5% of the population of industrialized countries have a reported food allergy, but there’s no real number on how many people may actually be allergic to a type of food and not know it, or have a sensitivity that they’ve never connected to what they eat.
Plant-Based = Eliminate Allergens
A plant-based diet can effectively eliminate several of the top allergy offenders: milk (and casein – the protein found in milk), eggs, fish, and shellfish. Another key food allergen is soy – which is why so many vegan products are now shying away from using soy as a base for replacement meats and cheeses. Switching to a plant-based diet while cutting out another common allergen, wheat (and products containing wheat or gluten) can help you to identify whether you have an intolerance.
22 Days to Allergy Freedom
Whether you have a known allergy or intolerance, or merely suspect that you might, embracing a plant-based diet for 22 days can make a significant difference in your health. Not only does it take 21 days to build healthy habits and break bad ones, but also the three weeks of eliminating allergens will help your body recover from the effects of any sensitivities you might have to things like dairy, casein, gluten, soy or whey. After three weeks, if you wish to reintroduce food, you can do so one food at a time to ensure that you pinpoint which food (or foods) is the offender. Of course, after 22 days of clean eating, you might feel so great that you’ll never look back. Eat an allergen-free, plant-based diet the easy way! With our Vegan Meal Delivery, we deliver freshly prepared plant-based dishes to your doorstep – no prep and no cooking! All of our meals are 100% plant-based, made with organic ingredients, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free and delicious. See how amazing you can feel in just 22 Days. Sign up for 22 Days of meals today.