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Casein Intolerance

Casein is a protein in milk that makes up about 80% of a cow’s milk. Presence of this chemical makes the immune system stronger and trigger muscle growths. It also has an amazing amino acid structure. However, the same chemical is known as a slow-digesting protein which leads to allergies and sensitivities generalized as Casein Intolerance.
Casein Intolerance is a severe negative reaction of the immune system to the protein which may lead t illness and even death. Upon reaction, the body releases Immunoglobulin E or IgE, according to livestrong.com. Moreover, chemicals including histamine are included in the production of antibodies which is pointed out as the main reason for the allergic reaction. This Casein Intolerance is common to children and adult, either consuming a commercial dairy product or even breastfed. Symptoms include itching, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhoea, fainting or even anaphylaxis.

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Quinoa

Quinoa is a seed which has all the eight amino acids that are essential for tissue development of human beings. It has high protein, iron, calcium, vitamin E and vitamin B. It is complementary to legumes which has low cystine and methionine. The presence of all eight amino acids makes it a complete protein. Half cup of this quinoa which has 12 % to 18% protein is sufficient for a child’s per day requirement of protein. When compared to other grains it has relatively high 6-7% fat with more starch and fiber. But it has less sodium. Quinoa has also the albumen a protein which is found in blood serum, plants, and animals and in egg whites. This is gluten free which is good for people who are sensitive to gluten. Since it has good nutritive value it will be a good addition to one’s diet. Quinoa seed is also good for poultry and birds.

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Gluten free foods

Celiac Disease affects a small body of the world’s populace but it has a big punch for those that do have it. As a result of an allergy to glutens, which are proteins found in grass foods such as rye, wheat, and barley, an immunity reaction is generated when gluten is ingested, which in turn affects the lining of the intestinal wall and prevents the intestine from absorbing crucial proteins and nutrients. In spite of a large volume of foods being eaten, the Celiac patient can literally starve to death and as such they need gluten free foods.

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Casein Allergy

Before we discuss the symptoms and the causes of casein allergy, we must first understand just what casein is.  Casein is a derivative of the Latin word for cheese, ‘caseus.’  It has a wide range of uses from that of being found in matches where it is used as a binder, to additives in our food, and being a large factor within the composites of cheese.  It forms the greatest percentage of the total proteins found in cow milk, (80%) and within human production of milk it comprises anywhere between 60 to 65 percent of total proteins produced.  Broken down further, casein provides crucial elements to the body such as carbohydrates, amino acids, phosphorus and calcium.

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What is gluten

If a person were to look within many homes and bakeries across the world, they would find Gluten as a primary ingredient utilized by the house maker and baker alike. This product, aptly named for its root meaning from the Latin word meaning ‘glue’, forms the basis for which the dough that is created in the kitchen is given its elasticity and its ability to rise. The rather soft, chewy like textures found in breads are again, the result of the presence of gluten. Thus, it is a very important feature in homes and bakeries ever where for the perfect slice of bread that comprises your sandwiches.

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Gluten intolerance overview

Gluten intolerance is also called gluten sensitivity. It is not just one specific illness, but a series of conditions where a person has a reaction, not necessarily sufficient enough to call it an allergy. However, the intolerance is sufficient to cause damage over time to the intestines, even affecting the chemistry of the blood. In some people, with autoimmune diseases, this intolerance can make them harder to treat and in others, show the opposite effect. Each person is definitely affected differently, but very few people are aware that they have an intolerance at all. Some notice subtle changes – their pants do not fit as well as they used to. They put it down to getting older. They feel intense fatigue, as well as more headaches, but put it down to insufficient rest and too much stress. Some try diet after diet to find that their belly fat just will not budge. Overall, each one of them feels unwell, though they never consider the fact that they might be suffering from gluten intolerance.

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Soy allergy

Over the last few years food allergies have been on the rise in both children and adults. There are so many variations of food allergies from milk, peanut, tree nut, gluten and soy. We will take some time to explain the soy allergy and how to deal with this. It does not matter what the allergy is, they are all scary since we do not know exactly how our bodies will react if we ingest it. Let us help ease that panic and help you breathe a little easier.

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