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Which foods should I avoid for a latex allergy and what can I substitute?

I would like to know what I can substitute banana and avocado with since I have a latex allergy. I was informed by my physician that banana & similar fruit has latex protein in them?  I am eager to get started.

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3 years ago

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These are the foods recommended by WedMD to avoid if you have a latex allergy: Banana, Fig, Kiwi, Peach, Grape, Celery, Papaya, Tomato, Nectarine, Avocado, Melon, Potato, Cherry, Rye, Strawberry, Wheat, Plum, Chestnut, Pineapple, Hazelnut. I would suggest trying dark leafy greens, blue berries, raspberries, pears, apples, ginger, turmeric, nuts, seeds and coconut water or unsweetened almond milk as your liquid.

3 years ago

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Here a great list from the mayo clinic: Latex allergies may also cross over into food groups. Or if you are already allergic to certain foods, you may be at high risk for developing a latex allergy. The following foods can trigger a latex-like allergic reaction because the proteins in them mimic latex proteins as they break down in the body: Banana, Fig, Kiwi, Peach, Grape, Celery, Papaya, Tomato, Nectarine, Avocado, Melon, Potato, Cherry, Rye, Strawberry, Wheat, Plum, Chestnut, Pineapple, Hazelnut

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