While most food allergies start during childhood, they can develop at any time of life as well. Nobody is sure why, but some adults can develop an allergy to a food they used to eat before with no problem whatsoever. Sometimes a child even outgrows a food allergy only to have it reappear in adulthood. Even today the modern science cannot explain this. Fish, peanuts, shellfish (shrimp or lobster) and tree nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds and cashews) are the most common foods that cause food allergy for adults, while for kids milk, eggs, soy, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, fish and shellfish are the most common. You’ll need to avoid the offending food if you have a food allergy. An allergic reaction can quickly put your immune system into a state of emergency, affecting numerous organs in your body. For some people, even a tiny amount of the food may cause signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives, facial swelling or having trouble breathing. Some people with a food allergy are at risk of a life-threatening reaction that requires immediate emergency treatment. Never ignore a reaction that occurs shortly after eating a particular food. Consult with your doctor to determine what is causing it. Even if you’ve had a relatively mild reaction in the past, subsequent allergic reactions may be more serious. Get emergency treatment for any severe food reaction.

How can food allergies be avoided?

One thing is if you are at home eating the food that you know you are not allergic to. But what about travelers and business people who cannot afford to spend so much time every time they are on the road just to find an appropriate meal? Is there anything out there that can save these people’s time and make sure that they are making the right choices when choosing a meal? Well, up until recently this was not possible. However, everything changed upon the arrival of the GIMME FOOD app. This time-saving app is very easy to use and it overcomes language barriers too! Sounds good? It’s even better in reality. Early birds will earn extra bonus points that they can use to order a meal with a discount. Stay tuned for more updates and be among the first users of the GIMME FOOD app.