You might be surprised to hear that some of your daily complaints or niggles are caused by your efforts to be more healthful. Is your breakfast causing those mid-morning headaches? Or your veggie-filled lunch the reason for your stomach cramps?
The problem with pursuing a healthy diet is that its ambiguous. What’s good for you might make the next person bloated or even nauseated.
Good Fats – Healthy Diet Trap 1
For example, one aspect of a healthy diet is good fats. These can aid in cognitive function and keep you fuller for longer. It’s well known that nuts are a nutritious source of fats. But, intolerance or allergy to nuts isn’t too uncommon, and if you are intolerant to nuts, then instead of better satiety and brain function, you might find yourself feeling bloated and sluggish.
Fibre – Healthy Diet Trap 2
Another good example is getting plenty of veggies. Vegetables are a great source of fibre, however, there are two types. Soluble and insoluble. If you’re intolerant to one type of fibre, say, the insoluble fibre found in the likes of broccoli, then you can end up with symptoms like diarrhoea. A little more movement than you were hoping for.
Whole Grains – Healthy Diet Trap 3
The same could happen by simply adding more whole grains. Whole grains are far more nutritious than white (bleached) carbs, some might argue they’re more flavoursome too. Say you switch out white rice for whole-grain bread. If you’re intolerant to wheat, symptoms such as bloating, headaches and fatigue aren’t uncommon.
Figuring Out Your Diet
Pursuing a healthy diet and taking responsibility for your wellness is admirable. But it becomes a double-edged sword when we unwittingly end up consuming foods, we’re intolerant to, resulting in various digestive symptoms.
Luckily, at Test Your Intolerance, we can help before you step into the minefield of improving your diet. We provide extensive testing against various allergies and intolerances, so you can tailor your diet to what works for you.