According to the Mayo Clinic a Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives or swollen airways.(Mayo Clinic, 2014).
Food Allergies can be hard to understand and many may not know what symptoms to look for or understand how someone may have food allergies. Hopefully this information provide will be enough to help guide and to get a better understanding on how to approach food allergies and how many may suffer from having them.
Mayo Clinic 2014. Food allergies. Retrieved June 2016.http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-allergy/basics/definition/con-20019293