Having a food allergy or intolerance is difficult especially when you feel like you’re the only one who has to order off the “special” menu at the restaurant when you go out with your friends. It can be alienating dealing with food issues, since it’s a very social activity. Well, it might help to know that you’re not alone! These celebrities who are in the lime light have to deal with their food issues with everyone watching! If they can do it, so can you.
Which celebrity shares your same food allergies/intolerances?
Did you know that Zoey, the star from the hit TV series “New Girl” deals with multiple food allergies, including dairy, eggs and wheat? She even rants about it on social media once in awhile. Now that’s relatable!
The sweetheart known for her role in “The Phantom of the Opera,” has a gluten allergy. She eats lots of potatoes, quinoa and brown rice to make sure she’s getting enough carbs to fuel her body.
America’s favorite comedian and family actor, has to stay away from “turf” foods since he has an allergy to shellfiish. There are two kinds of different shellfish, crustacea, and mollusks. Crustacea consist of shrimp, crab and lobster while mollusks consists of oysters, mussels and scallops. You can be allergic to one shellfish group but not necessarily the other and most symptoms are noticed in adulthood.
Miley’s pretty quacky, but she struggles with digestive issues just like a (somewhat) normal person. She has reported having a lactose (a sugar found in milk) and gluten sensitivity. If you have a lactose intolerance try buttermilk, goat’s milk, lactose-free milk ( they make that now!) rice, coconut or almond milk as an alternative.
Who doesn’t love Drew Barrymore? One thing she doesn’t love? Garlic and coffee, because she’s allergic to both! And you thought your food allergy was bad. Imagine a day without your morning coffee!!
Celiac’s disease is no respecter of political parties! Daughter of Hilary and Bill Clinton and NBC News Correspondent deals with this, which means her small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten and has a hard time digesting it.
This superstar athlete must get her protein from other sources, because it’s not peanuts! Did you know that it is one of the most common food allergies, especially among children? Peanuts can cause a severe reaction such as anaphylaxis that can be potentially fatal. Stay far away from the peanut guy!
More than 50 million people in the U.S. deal with food allergies/sensitivities of some sort, so you are not alone. If these celebs can still shine so can you! Your life doesn’t have to end!
Read our recent blog post about food allergies and intolerances to learn more!