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Low-Allergen Diet

Also indexed as:Allergy (Low) Diet, Elimination Diet, Hypoallergenic Diet
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Nonfood Factors

Exercise as you normally would. Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity most days of the week.

Is This Diet Vegetarian-Friendly?

Yes. Although vegetarians with allergies may need to avoid soy products, eggs, or dairy, other sources of protein such as legumes and whole grains are generally low-allergen. Depending on the range of foods that must be avoided, vegetarians may need to consult a healthcare professional to ensure they are consuming adequate vitamins and minerals.

Eating Out

Call ahead to find out what the restaurant offers. Make sure that you are getting complete answers to your questions about ingredients. Ask what you can have, instead of what you can't, and understand that most restaurants can't guarantee that your food will be allergen-free, since the chance of contamination in a traditional kitchen is high.

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