Comments please: Foods That Trigger Lupus Flares
Hi all ... i am always researching everything to do with lupus and here is something that was sent to me by someone claiming to be able to *cure lupus*. if you read this please give me your comments, opinions, experiences.
Avoid Foods That Make You Feel Worse!
Lupus and allergies
People with Lupus often find they have an allergy to an amino acid called L-canavanine, which is found in all legumes.
If foods such as green peas, chick peas or alfalfa make you feel nauseous or dizzy then no, you’re not crazy. You’re likely sensitive to that food group so you may want to avoid it.
Because alfalfa is also contained in many food products do be careful about checking ingredients when purchasing your food.
Even beef may be alfalfa fed and can cause a reaction, so do your due diligence when shopping and ask about ingredients if you are unsure.
Other common food culprits
Other foods that lupus patients should avoid are peanuts, soybeans and lentils.
There is also evidence that suggests corn, spinach and carrots can cause a food reaction for some so keep an eye out when you eat these foods. ... find out what triggers you.
Sulfur-containing veggies are also difficult for many lupus sufferers to digest without upset. These include cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale and cauliflower. Because we know that many people with lupus are sensitive to sulfa drugs, it seems reasonable to be wary of these particular foods as well.
Because some foods trigger some people and not others it is very important to know what your body is telling you is ok for you.
interestingly i found that pigs are often feed on L-canavanine - of course i LOVE bacon but will think twice now.