The human body is designed to absorb healthy substances and discard poisonous ones. This is the normal case and in some cases, the system that directs our body to accept or reject food items can go too far, which can lead to food allergies. It is still not completely known how our body starts mounting an immune response to some of the food items. Many researcher’s belief ties it to the sensory systems that signal the body that it is okay to intake and digest food items. Whatever be the reason, food allergies are very common and we share some of the plant-based alternatives for some of the common food items that our bodies can be allergic to.
Many children are allergic to eggs and the funny thing is that you can be allergic to egg whites and not egg yolk. In addition to that, some people who are allergic to eggs may tolerate eating baked products with egg yolk without any severe allergic reactions. With that said, if you are allergic to eggs, the reaction can be unpleasant and the symptoms can range from digestive disruptions to skin rashes, respiratory difficulties, and even anaphylaxis.
Substituting eggs is quite easy for people following plant based diet plans. You can use a tablespoon of flaxseed and three tablespoons of water in the place of an egg. The flaxseeds need to be ground to a fine powder form and for this, you can use a spice or a coffee grinder. To the ground flaxseed, you can simply add water till it gets a gelatinous consistency.
Many people can be allergic to shellfish. Allergic reaction to shellfish is caused when your body attacks the proteins in these specific families of fish. A protein named tropomyosin is the most common trigger of seafood allergies. Other proteins like kinase, myosin light chain, and arginine present in seafood can also trigger allergic retains. Some of the members of the shellfish family are prawns, lobster, crayfish, scallops, and squids.
Plant-based seafood can be accomplished using the proper type of substitute for the sea-dwelling creatures. For example, tempeh can be a good substitute as they are chewy and fleshy. Tempeh can be used to make fillets and sticks that resemble fish.
These are some of the plant-based alternatives for food items that can trigger allergic reactions in people. Add these to your plant-based meal plans and never miss these food items that you are allergic to.