Millions of people have reported that are suffering from food allergies and it is important for people with food sensitivities to know how to improve their situations. There are different types of foods that can trigger food allergies, such as eggs, berries, nuts and shellfish. In fact, the list of risky food ingredients can be quite varied and long. This can be challenging, because there could be a single invisible allergen that is hidden in our food. While food sensitivities may disappear as children grow older, adults can still be affected as well.
Despite this medical condition, it is important to know that we shouldn’t miss out the opportunity of visiting new places. However, due to the added medical issues, it is important that we have an advanced planning. When we are feeling daring and adventurous during a trip, it is quite possible that we forget a number of essential things. Locals may enthusiastically suggest some great foods in the area. In some cases, it is better to choose the simplest dish in the area to make sure that it doesn’t contain something that we don’t know.
Before we go to an area, it is important that we are able to pack carefully. We should ask our family doctor to give us the proper medication. If possible, our family doctor could give a report and recommended medication, which can be given to local doctors in the destination areas. It is important that we pack enough emergency food that we are able to carry in our day pack and pocketbook. This is especially true when we can really identify likely ingredients in our food.
As an example, we are not able to rely airlines food, because it is pre-cooked and we don’t always get safe food. In areas where food options are limited, we should bring our own snacks and foods. In the destination area, we may find restaurants that are catered specifically to people with allergies. They often have separate sections in the kitchen to avoid cross contamination of allergens. It is also a good idea to go to restaurants that offer only a few specialty foods with commonly known ingredients. We may use online mapping service and Google Street View to accurately find places that we could go.
Buffet meal can be particularly risky because dozens of dishes can be cooked in the same area. As an example, there could be bits of peanuts found in dishes that normally don’t contain peanuts. This could happen, because knives, cutting boards, frying pan and other kitchen utensils are used to cook multiple dishes simultaneously.
When staying in a hotel, we should make sure that it has a refrigerator that allows us to keep fresh, non-allergen foods. There should be many local markets that allow us to find food that can be safe for us to consume. In this case, we will feel more confident that the food we consume won’t make us ill. This is especially true if we go to a country with significant language barrier.