Spotting Hidden Holiday Food Allergens

The holidays can be challenging for people who have food allergies. With food being the focus of many holiday gatherings, you might be worried about eating the wrong thing. Instead of avoiding delicious-looking foods because you’re afraid they may contain allergens, the key to spotting them is knowing the common allergens found in popular holiday foods. Below are popular holiday foods that might contain allergens:

  • Self-basting turkey: soy, wheat, dairy
  • Holiday cookies: eggs, dairy, wheat, nuts
  • Salad dressings: eggs, dairy, soy
  • Pies: wheat, nuts, dairy
  • Sauces: eggs, dairy, soy

You deserve to enjoy your holiday gatherings. One way to do this is tell the hostess about your food allergies before the event. Another option is to bring an allergen-free dish that you know you can eat safely to share with others.

At Midwest Allergy Relief Centers, we know how food allergens affect people’s daily lives. If you’ve been searching for an integrative holistic medicine for allergies, we can help. Our specialized programs are safe for everyone in the family, including infants and small children. We know how allergies can make it difficult to manage your daily routine. Why not schedule a consultation with one of our holistic allergists? You’ll get a customized treatment plan designed to hep you get your allergy symptoms under control. Call us today at (847) 392-7901 to book a consultation!