Alpha-gal Allergy


Food allergies can be pretty common. There are fourteen known primary allergens. However, people can have allergic reactions to specific food items without them being on that list. One of those food groups is, in fact, red meat allergy. This is because particular proteins are present in red meat that can trigger an allergic reaction. The chemical released by these proteins is called “histamine” and can cause a response of sorts when released into the bloodstream. Although allergic reactions to red meat are rare because once the meat is cooking, it kills off many of these proteins, it can still happen.

This article looks to make you aware of what happens if you are allergic, know if you are allergic, and what to do if you think you are allergic to red meat. Think of it as a pocket guide!