Have you ever felt uncomfortable after using a particular type of vegetable oil?
Did you notice any food allergies or symptoms of the same after eating some processed or packaged food?
Have you had issues with your health and suspect it could be due to some oil that was used in the preparation of the food?
If you’re wondering whether you could be suffering from a vegetable oil intolerance, the answer could be in our article. Today, we first clarify the difference between an intolerance and an allergy, which are often mistaken to be the same thing as their symptoms are very similar. We also talk about whether or not vegetable oil intolerance is really a health thing and about what types of oils can cause this reaction and what are the symptoms of vegetable oil intolerance.
We will also be talking about the treatment options and the tests you can do to keep yourself healthy and medications or home remedies that may help take care of the condition and keep you more comfortable.
What is the *DIFFERENCE* between an INTOLERANCE and an ALLERGY?
When you eat, it is natural for your body to react to certain elements in different types of foods in different ways. Most of the negative signs and symptoms that you notice after you have eaten a particular type of food are either due to a food allergy or due to some intolerance to that food.
The signs and symptoms of a food allergy as well as that of any type of intolerance to food are almost always the same, and as a reason people end up getting confused and thinking of one as the other. Here is a look at how the two are different to each other.
*WHAT* exactly is vegetable oil intolerance?
One of the main reasons of vegetable oil intolerance is the fact that just as a lot of other food items that are available in the form of processed or prepared food, vegetable oil also contains food allergens that may be in their hidden form.
When your body reacts to these elements in the oil, you will be intolerant to vegetable oils, or suffer from vegetable oil intolerance.
Which TYPES of oils can *TRIGGER* it?
There are many types of oils that can trigger a vegetable oil intolerance reaction when you consume it directly or through any other foods.
For instance, there are different types of vegetable oils that are used to make various types of processed foods as well as ready-to-eat or prepared foods. A lot of people actually end up getting allergic reactions from eating these foods, that contain some or the other type of oil in it.
The types of oils that can most commonly cause vegetable oil intolerance are:
Other oils such as palm oil, canola oil, corn oil and even coconut oil are also used in the preparation of packaged and processed foods, but it is likely that they contain very less or no amounts of protein, which is why they barely cause any allergic reaction.
*WHO IS PRONE* to vegetable oil intolerance?
If you are prone to food allergies or know of any intolerance to a particular type of food, you could be prone to suffering from vegetable oil intolerance. In such a case, it is best that you refrain from having that particular type of vegetable oil so that you can avoid any triggers.
For instance, if you know that you are allergic to peanuts or soybean or sesame, you should ideally stay away from having foods that include these foods in their oil form, such as peanut oil, soybean oil or sesame oil and so on.
What vegetable oil intolerance *SYMPTOMS & SIGNS* do you need to look out for?
Here are some of the most common signs and symptoms that could indicate a vegetable oil intolerance.
What *MEDICATIONS* can be taken to prevent or treat vegetable oil intolerance? NATURAL REMEDIES?
The best and most natural remedy to prevent getting a vegetable oil intolerance issue is to avoid taking the particular type of oil if you already know that you are allergic to the original item. This will help you to avoid any triggers and will prevent any health problems.
Here are a few natural remedies that you can try that help you get relief from vegetable oil intolerance.
You should also speak to your doctor about taking digestive supplements that could help to ease the vegetable intolerance symptoms and discomfort. You should especially ask about taking something that will help to increase the amount of stomach acid and thus prevent your risk of vegetable oil intolerance.