We at Van’s are very aware of the challenges (and frustrations) that come with dietary allergies and sensitivities. That’s why we’ve worked for so long to create delicious, allergy-friendly foods – and why we were encouraged by promising news this month on milk allergies.
It seems, according to new research
from Mt. Sinai Medical Center, that gradually introducing increasing amounts of foods containing baked milk into the diets of milk-allergic children can help them to outgrow their allergies. Since the high temperatures in baking alter milk proteins, the process decreases children’s reactions to the milk.
It’s important to point out that the process is gradual – this doesn’t mean parents can start giving milk-sensitive kids baked products containing milk. But, under a doctor’s supervision, there’s evidence to suggest that gradual exposure to products featuring heated milk can build a tolerance over time.
(And in the meantime, of course, we have several dairy-free (and wheat-free!) options
we all can enjoy).