One of the most troubling aspects of hidden food allergies is that we tend to crave what we are allergic to. As you scanned over the list of allergens on the previous page, did you recognize any of your favorite foods? If you have been experiencing some of the symptoms of allergies, you may be creating these allergic reactions through the foods you eat.
Even though you want to eat anything and everything, sometimes you have to face your allergies and just your life under control. Once you start to feel better you can then re-introduce the food allergies back into your life little by little and see how your body will react.
The body is not logical. It doesn’t make sense for your body to crave a food that causes a harmful allergic reaction. However, the key to why you crave the foods that harm you lies in the chemical reactions that take place in the body.
Remember that when you eat an allergen, you cause a reaction in your body that produces histamines. The histamines are a side effect of your antibodies fighting the allergen. Simply put, histamines make you feel good. They are damaging to your organs and your system, but they also release a soothing effect on the body.
When you crave an allergen, you are craving that soothing effect that the histamines release. You are unknowingly seeking out foods that are causing your antibodies to release histamines. That is why cravings can seem uncontrollable at times. There is a physical craving as well as an emotional craving for these allergenic foods.