CAN YOU DRINK ALMOND MILK IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO ALMONDS?
Written by Stephanie Searor, MS, RD, LDN
About 1% of people are allergic to tree nuts like almonds, cashews, or walnuts. If you are allergic to almonds, should you drink almond milk?
Is Almond Milk Bad for You?
An almond allergy is triggered by the protein in the nut. If you consume that protein, whether in the form of raw almonds or almond milk, you will trigger your almond allergy.
IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO ALMONDS, IT'S BEST TO AVOID ALMOND MILK
But even if you are not allergic to almonds, you should be aware that store bought milks often contain certain allergens ..
Here are the typical ingredients of almond milk:
• Almonds • Calcium carbonate • Gellan gum • Potassium citrate • Sea salt
• Sugar • Sunflower lecithin • Vitamin A palmitate • Vitamin D2 • Water
It’s best to go to the doctor’s office and undergo an allergy test.
If you don’t know whether you are allergic to almonds or not,
– Anaphylaxis – Eczema or other skin rashes – Itchy throat
– Hives – Sneezing – Swelling on the face or mouth
If you are allergic to almonds and have consumed almond milk, you may experience the following allergy symptoms:
Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening medical condition. If you experience any of its symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
If you are still interested in plant-based milks, there are others you can try.Take a look at our articles on coconut milk, rice milk, and soy milk.