Nickel Allergy: Foods with High Concentrate to Avoid
Statistics show that approximately every 5th person is suffering from nickel allergy of which the majority is women.
Nickel is a component in several types of jewelleries, belt buckles, coins, as well as glasses frames, some cosmetics, such as eye liners or even hair dye products. It can also be found in many natural and artificial foods.
What are the Symptoms of Nickel Allergy?
Nickel allergy could be a possible cause of rashes and eczema on the skin appearing after wearing jewelleries. This dermatological reaction is visible and could be an indicator of other underlying health problems.
Other symptoms of this type of metal allergy may include headache, nausea, fatigue, anaemia, diarrhea, asthma, etc. In these cases the allergic reactions could be caused by nickel absorbed with food.
Which Foods Contain a High Concentrate of Nickel?
There are several edible products which are otherwise good for our health but due to the high concentrate of nickel in them they could also be harmful for us. Hence they should be consumed only in small quantities or avoided all together.
Foods containing a high concentrate of nickel:
- Over 1000 µg/kg: oat, chocolate, tomato concentrate, lentils, almond, hazelnut, walnut
- 200-1000 µg/kg: foods cooked in metal pans, asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, beans, green beans, wholemeal bread, yeast powder, margarine, clam, oyster, potato, peas, tomato, spinach, dried plums
- 50-200 µg/kg: apricot, lobster, broccoli, onion, corn, pear, avocado, carrot, lettuce, fig, mushroom, raisin-grape, buckwheat, licorice, herring, tea, rhubarb
data source: immunterapia.hu
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If you think that you might have nickel allergy, it is highly recommended that you visit a doctor and take an allergy test. Based on the result the doctor will provide you with further information and advice you on the next steps.
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