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Eat what you want day?! Yes, you heard right. Eat what you want day is held every year on May 11th. It’s a day when you can choose to eat whatever makes you happy, a little break from the day to day pressure of worrying about what you eat.

However, this may be a bit more difficult for someone with a food intolerance. If you want to make the most out of the next ‘eat what you want day’, confirm your food intolerances now with Test Your Intolerance. Live well every day and take back control of your own health.

In this modern society, we are constantly bombarded with images of ‘the perfect body’ and what we should or shouldn’t eat. However, it is not just about eating a healthy diet it is about eating a diet that is healthy for you. Many people ‘eat clean’ every day but still experience uncomfortable symptoms after eating certain foods such as stomach cramps or bloating so that you look 6 months pregnant and nobody wants that.

So, who said you can’t be intolerant or sensitive to healthy foods? Read below to find out 5 surprising foods that may be holding you back:

  1. Avocado

Now, if you read any tips on what to eat on a clean eating healthy diet ‘Avocado’ will definitely be on the list. Most people recommend ½ of one a day as they are packed full of good fats and essential fibre. Avocados is a high polyol food which means the rate of digestion and risk of bloating and gas produced is a high risk. Try to stick to the recommendation of ½ a day, but if you do experience uncomfortable symptoms up to 72 hours after eating them you can confirm your worries with Test Your Intolerance. A great alternative to avocados is cottage cheese or nut butter.

  1. Sweet Potato

Many nutritionists advise you to eat sweet potato instead of white potato if you are trying to lose weight or eat clean. However, sweet potato contains a type of sugar called mannitol that can cause stomach pain, trigger bloating, and diarrhea. Frequent symptoms after eating sweet potato might suggest that you are intolerant to foods that contain mannitol. A great alternative is white potato, even though sweet potato has given them a bad rep an equal size white potato only has about 20 calories more than a sweet potato and is also free of fat and cholesterol. White potatoes are packed full of vitamin C, B6, niacin, folate, potassium and magnesium.

  1. Blueberries

I am sure you have all heard about the health benefits of blueberries but for some people they can cause severe abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea after eating them. Your digestive system may find it hard to digest and break down the proteins of berries. A great alterative to blueberries is grapes as it is also part of the red-purple fruit family.

  1. Greek Yogurt

Bloating, diarrhea and stomach pain from eating Greek yogurt may be a sign of a lactose intolerance. Most cultured dairy products such as Greek yogurt have significantly less lactose, a sugar found in milk, than other dairy products do. Some people diagnosed with lactose intolerance can tolerate more lactose than others can. If Greek Yogurt affects you, maybe try a dairy free yogurt instead.

Remember, everyone is different, and their bodies also react differently to eating certain foods. What is healthy for someone may not be healthy for you. Rather than guessing what foods present you with problems, get tested with Test Your Intolerance and you will receive a list of potential food and non-food triggers that may be causing you discomfort. This way, you can design a diet and a lifestyle that works for you. Take back control NOW: