Every three minutes, a food allergy sends someone to the hospital emergency room. People who suffer from these reactions get used to checking for tree nuts in candy bars and soy protein in packaged meats, but they often overlook the cooking oil. Some of the most common oils can cause some of the worst responses. By learning more about the hidden dangers, you can prevent yourself or someone you love from becoming a victim.
What Is a Cooking Oil Allergy?
A cooking oil allergy, like any type of food-related allergy, is your immune system's response to a harmful "intruder." Most of these reactions come from plant-based proteins that were not eliminated during processing. High levels of these proteins often lead to severe and even fatal consequences.
Symptoms can… Continue