Food allergies and GI issues have a language all their own, and it can be confusing and overwhelming. This glossary is here to help you understand the key terms and be better informed overall.
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A feeding tube from the nose into the stomach.Nasogastric tube (NG tube) Definition
Flavoring substances from plant or animal raw materials, obtained by physical, microbiological or enzymatic processes.Natural flavors Definition
The chemical equivalent of natural flavors produced by chemical synthesis rather than extraction from the natural materials.Nature-identical flavors Definition
A food allergy in which symptoms are not triggered by the presence of higher than normal concentrations of IgE antibodies. These allergies typically produce symptoms that appear gradually and last longer, such as gastrointestinal issues or skin rashes.Non-IgE mediated food allergy Definition
Process of food and nutrient consumption to nourish the body.Nutrition Definition
A diet or product that provides all the required carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals needed to grow and thrive.Nutritionally complete Definition