Food Allergies – Thinking that food allergy and intolerance can lead to obesity can be shocking and absurd. But the fact is that it can happen. The explanation is based on the fact that research has confirmed that obesity is an inflammatory disease in recent years. Both allergies and intolerance to certain foods, which favor an exacerbated immune system response, select the appearance of inflammatory processes.
The exact mechanisms that lead to overweight and obesity not yet known. Genetics, a sedentary lifestyle, overeating, especially if there is a high content of fat and carbohydrates. Moreover, following a diet with little variety can influence a person to gain weight. In general terms, it considers that it is the balance between intake and expenditure of calories that controls weight gain due to an increase in body fat.
Now, it is known that, in addition to different metabolic alterations, there are a series of inflammatory processes that also condition it. And some of these processes are directly related to food allergy and intolerance to certain types of food.
Lactose or gluten intolerance (celiac disease) are the best-known examples of this problem. Which generates a metabolic response that results in:
- Gastrointestinal disorders.
- Skin problems
- , neurological alterations.
- Muscular and rheumatological problems.
In this case, it is not a response of the immune system to the presence of certain foods or nutrients, but a problem related to their metabolism by the body’s immune system. The best possible treatment is, without a doubt, to avoid eating these foods. But this does not necessarily make overweight disappear, since its believe that there may be a different type of “food intolerance”, which can known as food inflammation and which means that the presence of certain foods in the diet favors the start-up of certain inflammatory processes.
At present, although they are highly discussed. There are tests that allow such foods to be identified so that they can replace in the diet by others that provide the same nutrients. Thus putting an end to those inflammatory processes that generate weight gain.
You are allergic to a food when eating it causes a severe immune reaction that triggers the almost immediate appearance of a whole series of symptoms that can be hands or less serious: from hives, exacerbated inflammation of the face and other areas of the body and including death as a result of anaphylactic shock. Staying away from eating the food that causes this reaction is the only option to avoid the problem.
This type of inflammatory reaction mediate by IgG antibodies, generated by the immune system in response to these foods. For this reason, research in this field focuses on the detection of these antibodies when certain foods eaten. In order to eliminate them from the diet. Some studies seem to show that a diet guided by IgG detection has positive effects on weight loss and stabilization of glucose metabolism.