Nuts are a great source of protein- one of the five food types (meat, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts) through which humans get the energy they need for strong bodies. It was developed by the Liberation Foods Company as a brilliant way to advocate Fairtrade nuts and promote deliciously healthy living. There are over 50 kinds of edible nuts, ranging from huge coconuts to the tiny Vlakteriet, which some say is not really a nut.
Nuts have been consumed by humans in some form for as long as there have been nuts and people. Some are eaten right out of the shells, like walnuts. Some are used for hot beverages, like acorn “coffee”. Native Americans gathered and used chestnuts, hazelnuts, hickory, beechnuts and others for food. Nuts were chopped and mixed with con and other foodstuffs for hot meals, or ground and added to lard, dried meat, dried berries, herbs and more to make pemmican, a long lasting high energy food somewhat like a cross between jerky and an energy bar. It was lightweight and could be eaten while war parties traveled.
Today nuts are part of great food recipes such as breads, muffins, meat crusts, pesto, jams and spreads, meatloaf, and of course everything peanut butter. While most people enjoy nuts, others are nut allergic and must avoid products and foods that contain nuts, oils from nuts, or any component from a nut.
Nut allergy is a type of food allergy where an individual is normally hypersensitive to dietary foods that are products of the nut tree. This results when the immune systems detects the presence of these products near or in the body leading to allergic reactions that may be severe to a level that is will result in a condition called anaphylaxis. If a nut allergic person does not receive medical treatment after nut exposure, they could die. Nut allergies are usually lifelong conditions, so nut sensitive people must be careful with their diets.
One way to help remind everyone that someone is nut allergic is through wearing a medical alert bracelet. In case of an emergency, EMT’s look immediately for such medical alert jewelry to know how to treat a patient who may not be responsive or able to communicate.
About 10% of people are reported to have a peanut or tree nut allergy. Allergy symptoms vary from person to person. Sometimes people get runny, watery eyes, itchy nose or a rash. Most allergic reactions are not life threatening, but some can lead to severe anaphylaxis, where blood pressure drops abruptly and the airways and throat swell, which lead to breathing difficulties, unconsciousness, or death.
HopePaige Medical ID Marketplace is one vendor where nut allergy bracelets can be purchased. They have sizes and styles for men, women and children for many medical allergies. Prices start for as little as $1 for awareness wristbands. You can order a premade selection or create your own from a variety of bracelet choices (leather, silver, etc.) and beads, charms, messages, and customized inscriptions. For medical ID bracelets engraving is free can bee customized.
Founded in December 2003, Hope Paige has grown dramatically since its inception. Developed initially to raise awareness of breast cancer, Hope Paige quickly branched out to help other organizations raise awareness of their causes. Today, Hope Paige partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Kids With Food Allergies, The College Diabetes Network and many others. Other corporate customers and partners (current and past) include The Coca-Cola Corporation, The McDonald's Corporation and The Hershey Foods Corporation.
Hope Paige developed their first medical bracelet for a teen who refused to wear the clunky, old fashioned medical identification bracelets that were on the market at the time. Realizing there were many people who shared her feelings, an entire line of fashionable medical emergency bracelets for men, women, boys and girls was developed.
Products are available throughout the United States in pharmacies, supermarkets, doctors' offices, jewelry stores, specialty stores and online.
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