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Managing Food Allergies

Most of the time, our immune systems are our bodies’ best friends. Our immune systems keep us healthy by fighting infections and disease. However, in the case of food allergies, our immune system overreacts to a trigger, causing an allergic reaction. Food allergies are incredibly common; more than 50 million Americans have one. For some people, this means mild discomfort after ingesting certain foods; for others, it could be fatal. The most extreme allergic reaction is anaphylaxis, which impairs breathing and sends the body into shock. Managing food allergies can be difficult because so many foods that cause allergic reactions are found everywhere.  

Most Common Foods That Cause Allergic Reactions

Technically, any food can cause an allergic reaction. However, there are eight types of food that most commonly cause reactions:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts

Given how common soy and nut allergies are, we at Badass Power Cookie wanted to create a vegan protein cookie that contained none of these ingredients. However, protein bars tend to rely on these things for their main sources of protein. We knew that we could make a dairy-free, soy-free, and nut-free protein bar that was tasty and healthy. That is why we use vegan sources of protein, such as spirulina, hemp protein, and sunflower seeds in our protein cookies. When you are looking for a nut-free protein bar so you can enjoy a protein-filled snack without worrying about an allergic reaction, try Badass Power Cookie today.