Peanuts are legumes and grow underground. It also belongs to the single plant family called Leguminosae. When you hear the word ‘peanut’, you may instantly associate it with the delicious peanut butter products that are widely available. However, some people with a peanut intolerance or peanut sensitivity do not react well to peanut consumption.
Symptoms of Peanut Intolerance & Sensitivity
The symptoms experienced by individuals who have a peanut intolerance or peanut sensitivity are not life-threatening and are often delayed by a few hours. However, this does not mean you should ignore these symptoms:
- Feeling unwell
- Stomach pain
- Stomach cramp
Foods to Avoid If You Have Peanut Intolerance & Sensitivity
If you are diagnosed with peanut sensitivity or intolerance, it is recommended that you avoid the following foods:
- Peanut butter
- Extruded peanut oil
- Gourmet peanut oil
- Peanut flour
- Flavored nuts
- Peanut oil
- Artificial nuts
- Beer nuts
- Ground nuts
- Mixed nuts
- Cold pressed peanut oil
Common Food Replacements for Peanuts
Peanuts and nuts in general, can provide your diet with good fats and a great amount of protein, calcium and zinc. If you have a peanut intolerance, the alternatives you can try include:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
Testing for Peanut Intolerance
Pinnertest utilizes advanced IgG (FC Fragment Specific), Antigen, Antiserum, Control tests to determine a client’s food sensitivities. The testing procedure is extremely easy and it can be carried out at home. Simply use the painless finger stick to draw two drops of your blood and you’re done. Your blood sample can be sent to our lab via the prepaid UPS mailer. The fastest time you can expect to receive your test results is within seven days.
Treatment and Management of Peanut Intolerance & Sensitivity
Peanuts are a very common food type and are prepared with many other foods. From snacks to desserts and main courses to salads, peanuts tend to appear in a wide variety of recipes. Depending on the severity of your peanut intolerance, you may not be able to consume foods that are prepared near or with peanuts. If you find that you can eat a small amount of peanuts without experiencing symptoms, try to reduce the portion the next time round.
If you have a peanut intolerance, it is important to read product labels carefully and ask questions while dining out to ascertain that the food you have ordered do not contain peanuts. When you shop, make sure that you opt for peanut-free products. If you have recently experienced symptoms caused by peanut sensitivity or intolerance, be sure to remove peanuts and peanut products from your diet from a period of time.
Use the PinnerTest to Test for Peanut Intolerance Today!
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