Allergies and food sensitivities are becoming a major problem throughout the world, not just in the U.S. Are you eating too much wheat, dairy, sugar, corn, peanuts, or eggs? These are the top 6 most highly reactive foods on the planet that can trigger allergies causing skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, hives, hay fever, and asthma. They can also cause pain in the joints and muscles throughout the body. These food particles get lodged in our cells and joints, and the body sends water to surround these food particles to get rid of them, hence bloating and fatigue.
For example, let’s look at “wheat.” If you have toast for breakfast, a sandwich at lunch, a granola bar for a snack, and a roll with dinner – it is too much wheat. Here is what happens:
- Serotonin levels drop in the brain, adrenaline, and blood sugar levels drop.
- Mood swings can occur, sometimes the onset of depression and cravings for more reactive foods such as wheat.
- The immune system and hormone levels react, leading to tissue swelling.
- A feeling of heaviness and fatigue occurs along with the storage of excess calories, mainly as FAT.
- More fatigue, mood swings, and weight gain
- Swelling of the intestinal membranes occurs, allowing allergens to assimilate, preventing nutrients from being absorbed, which leads to a weakened immune system and nutrient deficiencies.
- The cycle begins all over again when you eat more wheat.
The body attacks the reactive food as if it were a virus or parasite, leading to an immune system overload. All of this leads to pain throughout the body, achy joints, allergies, skin problems, and fatigue.
Think whole foods and stay away from processed foods. Choose lean protein sources such as tuna, turkey, fish, poultry, fruits such as bright colored berries, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. When it comes to whole grains, choose quinoa, buckwheat, millet, teff, wild rice, or sorghum as they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber with unique flavors that will keep you full and satisfied.