Allergy

Updated 29 May 2017

Allergic to additives?

Does your throat become scratchy when you have a cold drink? Or your chest become wheezy when you eat dried fruit?

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Sulphur dioxide, sodium benzoate and tartrazine are well-known additives that may be to blame for these allergy symptoms.

Take action:

Avoid the following foods:

  • fruit juices and dried fruit, which are treated with sulphur dioxide to prevent oxidation
  • “droëwors” and “boerewors”, both of which are also preserved with sulphur
  • beer and wine
  • pickles
  • certain sauces
  • and hamburger patties

Make a point of reading food labels to check for these additives.

Read more: The lowdown on allergies and additives

 

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