I refer to the “top 8” at least once or twice a week… to friends, relatives, to the public, and sometimes I forget what life was like before I learned about food allergies, so I wanted to share some information on this in preparation for a challenge that I’m hosting on August 8 to eliminate the top 8 from your diet.
People can be allergic to any food but the following eight foods account for 90% of all food allergies: milk, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. When I thought about food allergies the first ones that come to mind were peanuts, fish, and wheat – the others were more of a surprise to me – and the fact that just 8 foods make up 90% of food allergies was really surprising to me.
(graphic from foodallergy.org)
With the hopes of spreading awareness and educating the public about food allergies I will be challenging you to see if you could you eliminate these foods from your diet for a day? If not for a day could you do it for one meal?
Stay tuned for more details of the Top 8 Free Challenge happening on 8/8!