The Facts

Published on Thursday, 31 May 2012 00:20

It's a fact. Nutrition has a major impact on our well-being and health. We've all heard about food allergies. But how much do we really know about our food products and their ingredients?

Some nutrition-savvy consumers are also shocked to learn that there are ingredients within ingredients that should be avoided. Not to mention "hidden" food ingredients that could affect food allergies with different degrees of severity that you might not even be aware of!

Food allergies are on the rise. Obesity is a major problem today. Have you really considered the role of nutrition in all of this? has and is doing something about it...empowering consumers with the information, tools and resources to take action by helping you to become aware of those ingredients and food items that should be avoided, while helping you to identify the most beneficial foods based on your specific nutritional profile! It really works.

Consider this.

The number of children with peanut allergies has doubled in just a few years. 

Peanut allergies can be the worst type of allergies. Peanut oil can be found in many ingredients and within other ingredients. And this is just one specific ingredient!

Your reaction to food allergies can be varied. You might have some degree of food allergy, but you're not aware of it.

What type of foods cause allergies?

  • milk/dairy
  • eggs
  • peanuts
  • wheat
  • fish
  • shellfish
  • soy
  • tree nuts

Nut-based food allergies, like many food allergies generally, can be difficult to detect since they are not only found in the main food itself, but can be used as ingredients in other foods. A dairy allergy and wheat allergy are also good examples. can help you to detect the ingredients within the ingredients, resulting in informed food choices.

Trying to lose weight? Maybe you should consider the role of food ingredients and their effect on your metabolism? Food for thought, right? is your essential resource, providing a comprehensive ingredient database with over 50,000 food items and a powerful online community ready to help you get on the track to a healthier lifestyle.