Food Sensitivity Testing: How It Works – And How It Can Improve Your Well-being

As any devoted foodie can attest to, food can be fun, comforting, and (of course) lip-smackingly delicious. Unless, that is, you’re sensitive to a particular food – which can make that food anything but fun and comforting for you. Eat something you’re sensitive to, and you might experience very unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, migraines, bloating, depression, and dry or itchy skin. But it’s often difficult to pinpoint exactly which foods you’re sensitive to – thanks to the large number of ingredients you probably consume each day.

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Healthy Fats You Should Be Eating

Fat = bad. Sounds simple, right? We’ve been led to believe all our lives that fat is harmful to our health which is why brands in the food industry have produced plenty of processed foods claiming to be “low in fat!” for years. However, not all fats are the same. For example, trans fats—often listed as “partially hydrogenated oils” on labels—have a bad reputation for good reason. Created using an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid, these fats can cause an increase in bad cholesterol and have been repeatedly linked to heart disease.

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