Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance

Itâ??s pretty common to have a reaction to a certain food, but in most cases its intolerance rather than a true allergy. Why does it matter? Although they may have similar symptoms, a food allergy can be more serious. Carrie Snyder, a Nutritionist with Complete Family Medicine, stopped by the set of Good Morning Heartland to break it down for us. WATCH VIDEO ABOVE to learn more.

Food Allergy:

Usually comes on suddenly

Small amount of food can trigger

Happens every time you eat the food

Can be life-threatening

Food Intolerance:

Usually comes on gradually

May only happen when you eat a lot of the food

May only happen if you eat the food often

Is not life-threatening

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Carrie Snyder

Snyder Nutrition, LLC.