The 8 Most Common Food Intolerances

When the body has trouble processing certain foods or parts of foods, this is called a food intolerance. All of these eight things make it hard to eat:

1. Lactose Intolerance

Low amounts of the enzyme lactase make it impossible to break down lactose, a sugar found in dairy products.

2. Gluten Intolerance

When you eat gluten, a protein that is found in wheat, barley, and rye, it sets off an immune reaction that hurts your small intestine.

3. Fructose Intolerance

Fructose is a sugar that is found in fruits, honey, and high-fructose corn syrup. Having trouble processing it can cause bloating, gas, and diarrhea.

4. Histamine Intolerance

Histamine is a chemical that is found in old or fermented foods like cheese, wine, and cured meats. If your body can't break it down, it can cause allergic-like symptoms.

5. Soy Intolerance

Proteins in soybeans and soy-based goods are hard to digest, which can cause stomach pain and other symptoms.

6. Sulfite Sensitivity

Sensitivity to sulfites, which are preservatives found in wine, dried fruits, and processed foods, which can cause breathing problems or allergic reactions.

7. FODMAP Intolerance

Fermentable carbohydrates are found in some fruits, veggies, grains, and dairy products, and some people are sensitive to them, which can cause digestive problems.

8. Egg Intolerance

Having trouble digesting the proteins in eggs, which can cause stomach pain, skin reactions, or other signs.

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