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More and more people are becoming aware of their food intolerances. They’re also taking them a lot more seriously, checking out menus at restaurants before they visit, looking at the nutritional information on the back of the packaging. People’s awareness is making manufacturers and restaurant owners take steps to make their foods more suitable for those with sensitivities. So with food intolerance awareness growing, you might be wondering whether you’re living with one yourself. It’s incredibly likely you are, but how do you know? What are the symptoms of food intolerance?

Ask these questions no longer; we’re here with a rundown of some of the most common symptoms of food intolerances that you might be living with. If any of these sound familiar, take a look at our range of allergy and intolerance tests.

IBS DIETBloating

This is one of the most common symptoms of food intolerance, and it often goes under the radar as people just think of it as a side effect of eating. When there aren’t sufficient enzymes to break down food, bacteria steps into the void. When bacteria break down food, it produces much higher levels of gas which remain within the digestive system, particularly the stomach. This leads to the expansion of the stomach, which results in bloating. By eliminating problem foods from your diet, you can deflate your stomach and enjoy eating once again.

Vomiting/Diarrhoea

No. You don’t necessarily have food poisoning. You might not have a stomach bug. And no, you definitely shouldn’t be being sick this often after meals. You’re experiencing another of the symptoms of food intolerance. When your body detects that it doesn’t have enough enzymes to break down the food, it may attempt to get that food out of your system as soon as possible. The way it does this is to begin the processes that cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Finding your food intolerance can help you avoid this nasty symptom which can, in turn, have further implications for health, including tooth decay and dehydration.

Fatiguesymptoms of food intolerance fatigue

Always knackered, no matter how much sleep you get? Just accepted that you’re an adult now and part of being an adult is just always feeling tired? STOP. Guess what. Another of those pesky symptoms of food intolerance is fatigue. It is believed certain chemicals within food have an effect on the brain that disrupts sleep and can also increase fatigue. By testing for food intolerance, you can identify those that are keeping you yawning all day long.

Test For Food Intolerance

To avoid these symptoms of food intolerance as well as any other, you can take a test for food intolerance. We have a range suited to all budgets.