Food Intolerance Glossary: Common Terms and Phrases
When researching food intolerances, you will come across many technical words and phrases that can make navigating a food sensitivity even more of a minefield.
Here at Supply Life, we work with food intolerances day in, day out, meaning we know all the buzzwords and terms that are important.
Below is a glossary of expressions associated with food intolerances in the UK, along with their meaning:
Food intolerance: An adverse reaction to certain foods that occurs when the body is unable to digest or process them properly.
Coeliac disease: This is a digestive condition where the body cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
Gluten intolerance: A sensitivity to gluten that causes digestive problems. Lactose intolerance: A condition in which the body cannot digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products.
Allergy: An immune system response to a substance that is not harmful to most people.
FODMAPs: Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. These are types of carbohydrates that can be difficult to digest for some people.
Elimination diet: A diet in which certain foods are eliminated from the diet to determine if they are causing an adverse reaction. Trigger food: A food that causes an adverse reaction in someone with a food intolerance.
Cross-contamination: When food that is safe for someone with a food intolerance comes into contact with a food that is not safe, resulting in the safe food becoming contaminated.
Home food intolerance test: A test that can be done at home to determine if someone has a food intolerance. The test typically involves collecting a small sample of blood, saliva or stool and sending it to a laboratory for analysis. At Supply Life, we use a blood-testing facility which is both quick, painless and highly effective.
At Supply Life, we are the leading supplier of home food intolerance tests, with our testing kits able to be delivered to your doorstep, giving you your results in a matter of days. Our tests are designed to help you identify any food intolerances you may have and make informed decisions about your diet.
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