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TheDailyMeal.com: 10 Most Common Food Allergies

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Peanuts

This salty, nutty treat is often responsible for many serious allergic reactions. When the body identifies peanut proteins as harmful, the immune system releases symptom-causing chemicals into the bloodstream, causing mild to severe allergic reactions. Unfortunately, peanuts are in many products, so if you discover that you’re allergic, be sure to scrutinize the labels of any processed food or prepared meal. Whether you eat or inhale products cross-contaminated with peanuts, you could be susceptible to anaphylaxis.

Substitute: CBS News recently reported that scientists may have found a way to "cure" food allergies by tricking the immune system. But until that day, if you can't resist the taste of peanuts (especially decadent treats like peanut butter), Sunbutter Natural Crunch, a peanut-, gluten-, and tree nut-free sunflower spread is a safe and tasty alternative.

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