What is Almond Sensitivity?
Almond sensitivity is a type of tree nut intolerance that can cause digestive discomfort after consuming almonds. While not as serious as a tree nut allergy which can be life-threatening and lifelong as the immune system reacts to produce IgE antibodies, an almond sensitivity can impact your quality of life. Meal times can become a chore and the symptoms can be overwhelming and tiring.
It can be especially frustrating as almonds can be great for a balanced diet as they are full of great nutrients like fiber, protein, unsaturated fats and vitamin E. But the nut can prove problematic for some. Especially with the rise in almond consumption for sufferers of a lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance, almonds may seem like an easy swap but could actually add to their digestive issues.