Is there Nickel in my Thanksgiving Dinner? NoNickel investigates!
PR Log - Nov 13, 2012 - Anyone researching nickel allergy often sees the phrase “nickel is ubiquitous”. So, if nickel is everywhere, is it present in food? The answer is a definite yes, but the question lies in whether this nickel is creating problems for the typical nickel allergy sufferer.
More and more allergists are seeing a probable cause and effect relationship between the ingestion of foods high in nickel and resulting health concerns. A recent study has shown that healthy food choices may result in dermatitis symptoms. An increased consumption in whole grains, oatmeal, and legumes may be responsible for a nickel build up in the body that may result in a nasty rash.
Most Thanksgiving diners can enjoy the food and fellowship this special holiday brings with no more worries than some extra calories. But for those previously diagnosed with nickel allergy or who have symptoms such as hand and foot eczema or ongoing hives, The Nickel Allergy Diet may be a place to start in studying the relationship between what has been consumed and resulting health issues. Common Thanksgiving food items that may be high in nickel include Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, canned vegetables, mushrooms, onions, rhubarb, chocolate, and red wine. Canned foods are a notable concern as the nickel in some cans may leach into the foods, particularly highly acidic fruits and vegetables, creating a higher nickel content.
As bakers gear up for the holidays, there is the caution that common cooking items such baking powder and cocoa powder generally have high amounts of nickel as well. Allergists recommend keeping a food diary and noting any resulting concerns, even though nickel’s effects are cumulative and may not be noticed right away.
For anyone suffering from nickel allergy, NoNickel.com offers information, Certified Nickel Free™ products, and a kit to detect nickel in metal and protect the skin from that nickel. Their informational pages include The Nickel Free Diet noted above and additional tips for living a comfortable, nickel free life.
With the holidays just around the corner, NoNickel is offering Certified Nickel Free Belt Sets at a reduced price and delivered in a festive organza gift bag. Their reputation for offering the largest selection of nickel free belts in the world is backed up with an extensive assortment of men’s, women’s, children’s and teen belts and nickel free belt buckles.
Looking for Certified Nickel Free jewelry for a special loved one? With the large assortment of nickel free earrings, there will be something to please every woman on a gift list. Most of these earrings are handmade in the USA and are unique in design, along with being guaranteed to be nickel free. There are Certified Nickel Free watches and nickel free titanium rings for a truly special gift.
All the products from NoNickel.com are tested to assure they are completely nickel free or Certified Nickel Safe™, and each comes with the guarantee to never cause a nickel allergy rash.
For a friend or relative newly diagnosed with nickel allergy, Nickel Solution™, the “Detect and Protect” kit noted above is a great stocking stuffer! Recently, cell phones have been back in the news for causing itchy skin rashes where the phone's metal touches the skin. Anyone anticipating lengthy calls home for the holidays can protect their hands and face by testing the cell phone for nickel with Nickel Alert™, then coating any immobile nickel laden parts with Nickel Guard™.
Nickel allergy sufferers can be assured that although this will likely be a life-long allergy, avoiding nickel is possible and can be made even easier by trusting NoNickel with any nickel allergy needs.