What is food sensitivity?
Food sensitivity means the difficulty to digest certain food. It causes abnormal and unpleasant symptoms such as swelling and stomach pain which may appear after hours of eating the meal.
Food sensitivity and food allergy are two conditions that are often confused with each other, even occasionally the resulting symptoms are overlapping. To differentiate the two reactions there are important characteristics. Food intolerance can be a difficult concept to understand; sometimes substances in foods can cause specific symptoms (intolerance) or simply increase the frequency and severity of pre-existing conditions such as migraine, hives, or irritable bowel syndrome.
Different people tolerate different amounts of substances causing the symptoms and, in general, larger amounts cause more severe symptoms.
The number of people who believe that they suffer from some food intolerance has increased dramatically in recent years, but it is difficult to determine the exact number.
Finally, it should be noted that food intolerances are not the causes of overweight and obesity because inadequate and unhealthy lifestyles and habits can be considered as the main reasons.