Allergy members - how do you shop for food?

Can you talk me through how you go about food shopping for yourself or a member of your family that has a food allergy. Do you go to the local supermarket or specialist store? If a supermarket, do you buy from the health food aisle or regular aisles? Do you have to check every ingredient label or do products advertise themselves well enough? Do you have to buy specific foods? Is your food bill more expensive as a result? And finally does your household all eat the same meals, or does the person with the food allergy eat separate food?

Last reply: 10th Jun 2017 / 83 replies / Post by looklively



Posted by: jjdrer
Posted on: 4th Jun 2014

jjdrer says: I have GORD, Insulin Resistance and High Cholestoral. I am unable to eat foods containing herbs & spices, have to balance my protein and carbohydrate nutrition levels to control blood sugar and insulin levels in my blood.. There are good and bad carbohydrates. You digest the bad ones too quickly which gives you a high quick burst of energy and then a long stint of tiredness. Some carbohydrates convert to higher sugar levels than others (you can look them up in google -carbohydrates in Fruit & Vegetables + other foods containing grain and dairy.. There is also lists of sugar and in raw fruit and vegetables...... I got a huge shock about the salt content in raw vegetables.
I have a slight allergy to sweetcorn and can only fully digest white milk in cooking such as porridge, custard and puddings. I can also eat a limited amount of Icecream and Yoghurt.

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