What is the Difference Between a Food Allergy, Food Intolerance and Food Sensitivity?
"Eight foods account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat. While a lot of people will eventually grow out of allergies to milk, eggs, wheat or soy, allergies to peanuts and shellfish tend to be longer lasting and impose severe symptoms"-- Aurora Saulo. .
While most people define any negative reaction to food as a food allergy, many actually suffer from a food sensitivity or intolerance. This videoclip from the Institute of Food Technoologissts, IFT, features Aurora Saulo, professor and extension specialist in food technology at University of Hawaii Manoa,
Dr. Saulo Internationally recognized specialist on food safety, discusses food allergies, food intolerances and food sensitivities. This story is curated by FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, Ph.D. Both
Drs. Saulo and Resurreccion are Fellows of the IFT.