Our expert says:
Food allergies can really be a problem and often present in what seems an illogical pattern - as you say, he can eat tinned hake, but not fried hake when you serve it at home. The problem is that your hubby could be allergic to a specific protein that occurs in certain types of fish and not in others, or that is inactivated by certain cooking processes and not others. Your husband can ask his dr to send him for allergy tests to find out precisely which types of fish he is allergic to, so that it makes your life easier to avoid them. If he is still able to eat other seafood like calamari and prawns, etc, then you can include these foods once a week or so to boost omega-3 intake and ensure a good iodine level. Visit the Website of the SA Allergy Association at: www.allallergy.co.za to read more about different fish allergies.
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