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Dairy and nut allergies are common enough among people to warrant warning labels on food, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration might have to add sesame to the list of food allergies to come with a warning. According to a recent study conducted by Northwestern University, as many as 1.5 million Americans could be allergic to sesame. The study found that at least 23% of the respondents were found to have a convincing allergy to sesame. According to MedicalNewsToday.com, here are some ways to avoid a food allergy:

- Read food labels: Stay away from food products with confusing food labels, such as “manufactured on shared equipment” or “may contain.”

- Avoid cross-contact: Remove foods you’re allergic to from the refrigerator, freezer and pantry. Clean all cooking apparatuses, organize separate food preparation areas and cook allergy-safe foods first.

- Recognize symptoms: Allergic reaction to food can include itching skin and eyes, runny nose, sneezing, chest tightness, wheezing, swelling of the tongue, nausea and a rapid or slow heartbeat.

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EASY RECIPE

Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Serves: 6

Ingredients

3 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced

1 tablespoon honey

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Pinch kosher salt

2 cups full-fat vanilla yogurt

Directions

In a blender, puree the peaches, honey, lemon juice and salt until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the yogurt until well-combined. Pour into molds and place in the freezer until frozen, 1 to 3 hours. Serve. 

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DRINK

Energy drinks’ claims bring lawsuit

A popular energy drink produced by Sambazon Inc. is facing a lawsuit over its claims of containing “clean caffeine” and being “antioxidant rich.” The lawsuit was filed by Steve Altes who had purchased Amazon Energy because of its claims of being healthier than other brands.

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FUN FACT

Hamburgers

According to Forbes, it takes 660 gallons on water to make one hamburger.

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