When something isn’t right in your body, it always finds a way to let you know. Whether it’s fighting a cold, having trouble digesting foods, or it’s too stressed, your body shows signs to let you know it’s dealing with a problem, so you can be aware and try to prevent whatever caused it from happening again.
The same thing occurs with food intolerances. When you consume a type of food that your body can’t digest properly, the battle happening within causes reactions that manifest themselves differently throughout your body. Weight gain, for example, has been suggested to be one of the most common side-effects of food intolerance by recent studies. The inflammation caused by food intolerances reduces the production of serotonin in your body, which is a chemical responsible for maintaining digestive health among other things.
Fatigue, brain fog, headaches, and even joint pain have been linked to food intolerances. This means that eating foods that your body can’t properly process may cause any of these symptoms. And although they are a signs that your body is fighting the intolerance, that does not make them any less unpleasant.
So, how do you avoid the symptoms? The best way is to cut out the foods you are intolerant to from your diet. It may sound easy, but this requires you to be aware of the ingredients in all the foods you eat, so you can be sure you’re not consuming the foods by accident! Once you cut out the foods, you should be able to notice the difference in your body. As the symptoms start to go away, you will be able to enjoy eating without worry and will enjoy a healthier lifestyle!