How to Recognize Peanut Allergies

Learning how to recognize peanut allergies could be the difference between a normal day at your child’s school or a trip to the emergency room. Unfortunately, peanut butter can be extremely harmful to some people — even your own child. Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies. Even if your children aren’t allergic, many schools are now banning peanuts because of the allergic reactions students can experience if they are around just one ounce of peanuts. Because of this new phenomenon, it’s all the more reason to switch to Beyond The Equator’s 5 Seed Butter as a peanut butter substitute. 


The nuts might be small, but the effects on peanut allergy sufferers can be enormous. There are many peanut allergy symptoms to pay attention to and try to avoid. 

Symptoms Of Peanut Allergies

 

Peanut allergies are serious and no two allergy sufferers experience the same symptoms. However, all symptoms a person with allergies might experience can be harmful. If somebody experiences peanut allergies, they may get:
 
●     Runny nose
●     Sudden skin irritations: hives, redness and swelling
●     Mouth or throat irritations
●     Serious digestion issues: cramps, nausea or vomiting
●     Sudden shortened breathing
●     Rapid pulses
●     Lowered blood pressure
●     Throat swelling
●     Dizziness

Ways To Avoid Peanut Allergies

Treating peanut allergy symptoms is very difficult, but avoiding the symptoms is very easy. Because most peanut allergy sufferers are highly-susceptible to peanuts, the best ways to keep symptoms from occurring are the following:
 
●     Know Who’s Allergic - Age, past allergy history, and genetics all play a part in who suffers from peanut allergies. Usually, peanut allergy sufferers are younger infants or toddlers with relatives who are allergic to peanuts. Older people with more mature digestive systems and no family history of allergies are less likely to suffer from peanut allergies. Knowing who suffers is important.
 
●     Avoid Cross-Contact - Some suffer allergic reactions to peanuts just by breathing the same air or by touching something that touched a peanut. Be sure to keep peanuts out of all environments sufferers could be in. That’s why it’s always good to have a trusted alternative to peanut products, like 5 Seed Butter.
 
●     Know Your Alternatives - One of the best alternatives to peanut butter and other nut butters is a seed butter. Beyond The Equator’s 5 Seed Butter is a peanut-free butter created from sunflower, chia, hemp, flax, and pumpkin seeds. This combination of nut-free ingredients makes for an allergen-friendly butter that replaces more traditional peanut butters. Allergens aside, 5 Seed Butter also offers numerous health benefits as a gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and paleo product. Read our blog post titled, “Best Allergen-Friendly School Lunch Ideas,” to learn about peanut alternatives.
 
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If you’re interested in learning more about how you can live a peanut-free lifestyle, read our blog or our recipes page and try some amazing meals using our signature 5 Seed Butter