I just found your website and am very excited. I just found out last week I am allergic to Gallates, now what! I am finding it very difficult to find a list of foods to avoid! Brand names are even harder to find.
Any help is much appreciated!
Thanks for writing me Sorry to hear about your gallate allergy diagnosis. Is that the only allergy you have? What made you go get tested? Also, is this something you think you recently developed?
I agree that there doesn’t seem to be that much information about gallates out there. This is what I’ve found out so far:
You should avoid
- hydrogenated oil (frying oil, margarine, etc.)
- and more.
- You should also avoid witch hazel, which is a skin cleanser.
What are gallates? Gallates are salts and esters of gallic acid. Read more about gallic acid on another post I did here.
Please come back and share if you get some new info somewhere
P.S. Also make it a habit to read the ingredient labels on EVERYTHING.