Classic Problem Foods

As individuals, our reactions to foods and drinks vary a great deal. An ingredient which may cause problems for one person could be completely acceptable for another. At YorkTest, we like to refer to this as our ‘food fingerprint’.

Interestingly, our recent customer survey date shows that 64% of YorkTest customers have between 2 and 8 food reactions.

Understanding your own personal food and drink intolerances, and the effects they could have on your health and wellbeing, is important to ensure you make the best possible choices for your diet.

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Gluten

Gluten is a common trigger food for many, but are you aware of all the foods that contain it?

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Corn

If corn is a trigger food for you, there are a few surprising ingredients you should avoid.

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Wheat

Wheat is often given different names on packaging - do you know what to avoid?

yeast intolerance

Yeast

Yeast is a common trigger food and is one of the more difficult ingredients to avoid. Do you know what to look out for?

dairy intolerance

Dairy

A reaction to dairy means you may need to make changes to your diet. Discover some delicious alternatives here...

egg intolerance

Egg

If eggs are causing you problems it is important avoid them but do you know the alternative names found on packaging

oat intolerance

Oat

If oats are a problem for you it's important to substitute them with healthy alternatives...

seafood intolerance

Seafood

If seafood is a problem for you, it is essential to balance your diet with nutritious alternatives.

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Alcohol

Alcohol can cause us to feel unwell from time to time but for some, it's the ingredients which causes the problem.

nut intolerance

Nuts

Nuts provide you with healthy fats but if they are a trigger food for you, it is important to include healthy substitutes

intolerance to different kinds of sugar

Sugar

Sugar is found in many of the foods you eat. Here are some common signs you might experience when intolerant to sugar