If you are allergic to chocolate, and suffered from allergies Type 1, also called contact allergy. Researchers do not understand why the immune system in humans allergic to chocolate considers some food proteins as harmful by the body.
The immune system can mount a variety of defenses mechanisms against proteins that are deemed harmful or foreign. Symptoms may be mild or life threatening, depending on the severity of allergies in chocolate. Occurs usually within minutes to hours after eating or inhaling chocolate.
True allergies to chocolate or cocoa are very rare. Other ingredients, additives or chemicals in processed chocolate such as nuts, milk, wheat gluten, soy, corn, syrup, bromine, caffeine, Theo, and phenylethylamine, provoke reactions most allergic to chocolate. The higher the quality of chocolate the other additives are less likely to be present in chocolate.
Cocoa is derived from the seeds of the cacao tree are fermented, roasted and ground up. Cacao tree native to Central America but now grown in tropical climates around the world.
Proteins are found in chocolate activates the immune system. Antibodies and histamines are released into the blood, in an attempt to neutralize the chocolate protein. These chemicals trigger allergic symptoms. In severe cases Epinephrine, also called adrenaline, was administered to control the reaction of anaphylaxis.
If you are unsure if you are allergic to chocolate, a test that can provide a test of provocation is called. Avoid chocolate all for several weeks. Then the doctor will give you pure chocolate without any of the other ingredients in chocolate are usually treated. This test must be under close supervision of an allergist. If you are truly allergic to chocolate a violent reaction can occur, and emergency services may be needed. If symptoms within two hours after taking the pill, then you are allergic to it and avoid.
Avoidance can be very difficult because cocoa is often hidden in other foods. Read the labels of all the food you take home. Some of the health benefits of eating chocolate in moderation, of course, is to reduce the risk of heart disease, increased longevity, increases libido and sexual satisfaction. Antioxidants are also found in chocolate and is believed to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood.