Often – even without you being aware of it – a food intolerance or food sensitivity lies behind many of your common health concerns. Trouble digesting a particular food type can initiate a cascade of problems, which can be chronic and harmful to your health in the long term.
If your body can’t digest a food, enzymes aren’t able to break it down properly. The proteins then enter your bloodstream via your intestines. This, in turn, causes an inflammatory response, as that food is incorrectly identified as a threat to your body system, which can manifest in specific signs and symptoms.
Different from food allergies, food intolerances often do not cause adverse reactions immediately. It can take up to 72 hours before adverse reactions start showing up, and that’s why many food intolerance problems go undetected or are mistakenly regarded as a consequence of another health condition.