Top Eight Most Common
           Food Allergies

The top 8 most common food allergies are: 

These 8 foods make up 90% of all food allergies. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be allergic to different foods also! Some children are ‘lucky’ enough to have an allergy to only one food, while others can be allergic to so many foods; it’s difficult to find anything safe to eat. 

Dr. Hugh Sampson, Professor of pediatrics and immunobiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, estimates that 3.5% to 4% of the US population has food allergies. This is a marked increase over the last 20 years, and the occurrence continues to rise.

The reasons for the rise in food allergies have no direct answers yet. Researchers suspect that our too clean houses could be the cause. Women eating peanuts during pregnancy and lactation could create allergies for their infants…the list goes on and on with no definitive answer.