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.