Meat Intolerance: What to do on National Burger Day? | Allergy Test Australia

Tomorrow is National Burger Day so many people will be celebrating by sparking up the barbie and having a juicy burger unless you have a meat intolerance. For most people, meat is an excellent source of minerals, vitamins and protein in their diet. Red meat is a great source of iron for people’s diet.

However, meat does not agree with everyone and can cause people uncomfortable symptoms. If you experience symptoms after consuming meat you may have a meat intolerance. Allergy Test Australia can confirm if you have a meat sensitivity with a food intolerance test.

It is important to note that some people may have an allergy to meat, in this instance, you will need a food allergen test and will need to visit your GP or health professional to obtain a food allergen test.

Symptoms of a Meat Intolerance may include:

  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive gas
  • Bloating
  • Sneezing/runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Hives
  • Vomiting/Nausea

If you have a meat intolerance or simply don’t eat meat it is very important to replace meat with other foods that provide your body with protein. It may be worthwhile finding out what your recommended protein intake is so that you are eating the correct amount. We would recommend the following substitutes that are all high in protein:

  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Chickpeas
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Kidney Beans
  • Great Northern Beans
  • Seitan
  • Tempeh
  • Broccoli
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Edamame
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt

When it comes to managing a meat intolerance, it is important to start taking an intolerance test with Allergy Test Australia. You need to confirm what type of food intolerance you have before you can move forward. Once you find out which meats are causing you trouble you can opt for a meat free diet and in doing so you can stop uncomfortable symptoms from affecting your body.

When you remove meat from your diet, it is important that you continue to get iron, zinc, protein etc. We have a professional nutritionist in-house that can help you create a suitable diet plan once you receive your results to ensure you are eating a healthy balanced diet.

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We hope you enjoy your meaty or non-meaty burgers tomorrow. #NationalBurgerDay