One of the most worrying aspects of hidden food allergies is that we tend to crave what we are allergic to. Looking at the allergen list on the previous page, did you recognize any of your favorite foods? If you have been experiencing some of the symptoms of allergies, it is possible that you are creating these allergic reactions through the foods you eat.
Even if you want to eat everything, sometimes you have to face your allergies and only your life under control. Once you start to feel better, you can slowly reintroduce food allergies into your life and see how your body reacts.
The body is not logical. It doesn’t make sense for your body to crave a food that causes a harmful allergic reaction. However, the key to why you crave the foods that harm you lies in the chemical reactions that take place in the body.
Remember that when you ingest an allergen, it causes a reaction in your body that produces histamines. Histamines are a side effect of your allergen-fighting antibodies. Simply put, histamines make you feel good. They are harmful to your organs and your system, but they also release a calming effect on the body.
When you crave an allergen, you crave that calming effect that histamines release. Without knowing it, she looks for foods that cause her antibodies to release hertamines. This is why cravings can sometimes seem uncontrollable. There is a physical and emotional desire for these allergenic foods.
Written by Diana Walker