How To Identify Food Allergens

Feb 23, 2017 @ Project Juice

Completing an organic juice cleanse is a great way to determine if you have “trigger foods” aka food allergens.


Food allergens are attributed to an assortment of ailments including rashes, acne, bloating, fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, and depression

Effectively identifying what are YOUR trigger foods could be the difference between having boundless energy, fighting extreme fatigue, struggling with weight-gain or (on the flip side) maintaining your ideal weight with ease.

The most common trigger foods include:

  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Peanuts

These six foods alone account for over 80% of all food sensitivities. 

And over the course of your juice cleanse, your system is clear of and cleansed from the these six common trigger foods, giving you the unique and wonderful chance to start with a clean slate and explore any food-induced ailments that have previously went undiscovered.  


Identify any food allergens or sensitivities that you could have by slowly and systematically reintroducing common trigger foods into your diet by doing the following:

1. Add one trigger food to your diet at a time

2. Include this food three days in a row.

3. Carefully assess how you feel. If you are free of symptoms (rashes, congestion, bloating, joint pain, fatigue, etc), you know that you do not have a sensitivity to this food.

If you notice any negative side effects from including a particular food in your diet, eliminate it immediately and wait an additional three days before you try adding the next one in. Repeat this process for the next food.

EXPERT TIP: To get an accurate read on your body’s reaction to a food, be sure to add in the purest form of the food first.

For example, if you are introducing gluten for the first time post-cleanse, opt for a whole grain bread rather than a highly processed cracker.

If you add in a processed form of the food, you may experience adverse reactions to the preservatives or additives and mistake it for a sensitivity to that food. 

Thinking about doing a juice cleanse to help identify your trigger foods? Check out our completely FREE pre-cleanse guide designed to help you maximize your cleansing results.


Author: Project Juice

Co-Founder of Project Juice, Marra also holds a certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning as a Pilates instructor, and is also a certified personal trainer from the Academy of Sports Medicine, a certified Gyrotonic instructor, a certified nutritional consultant and a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. When she is not coaching people through Project Juice, she is a highly recommended personal trainer and Pilates instructor.