“Undesirable reaction to food” or” dietary hypersensitivity ” is a set of physiological reactions or clinical manifestations that develop as a result of a pathological reaction to a substance obtained with food.
Clinically, it can manifest as an immunological reaction (true Allergy) or a chemical or toxic reaction (intolerance). It is necessary to distinguish between food allergies and food intolerance. Food Allergy is a true Allergy and is manifested by such characteristic symptoms as itching and skin problems associated with food allergies. Food intolerance is an adverse reaction to a particular food that does not involve the immune system. It covers a wide range of undesirable food reactions, including the lack of vital digestive enzymes and sensitivity to certain foods. Continue reading