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If weight is never an issue, the only time we probably stop eating is when we suffer from food intolerance or allergies.
Certain foods give us non-immune reactions such as intolerance, which is more common than food allergies. These symptoms may cause us great discomforts, such as gastrointestinal distress, skin rashes, and fatigue.
1. Elimination Diet
The best way to avoid intolerance is to identify its causes, then avoid them altogether. Try the elimination trick. Take note of everything you eat or drink, the frequency and your body’s reactions to your diet.
Start removing the everyday items from your diet to see any adverse effects. Do this one item at a time. This elimination diet should give you a glimpse of which foods trigger any intolerance. Reduce your intake or remove these trigger foods from your diet permanently.
2. Boost your immune system.
Even though food intolerance may not directly affect your immune system, taking supplements to strengthen your body resistance may help you with these chemical reactions.
You may take a high-potency daily multivitamin, up to 5000 mg of alkaline-based Vitamin C and at least 250 mg of Vitamin B5. People who have an adverse reaction to milk and dairy products may also take Vitamin D and some calcium supplements.
Supplements rich in Omega 3, such as fish oil, could also help with your food intolerance. However, for people who are allergic to fish, linseed or canola oil may do the job.
3. Add some variety.
Some meals are easier to prepare than others and tend to become household favorites. Your diet may be healthy, but may also cause subtle intolerance. Meal variations may reduce these adverse effects. Thus, avoid repeating any dish within four days, if you can.
Identifying and reducing food intolerance may take time. A careful assessment of your meal plans is highly recommended.