According to BBC Health, food intolerance occurs when your body isn’t able to produce the chemicals and enzymes needed to properly digest a particular kind of food. Yeast intolerance is one of the many types of food intolerances. You’ve probably heard of lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance, for instance. Yeast intolerance and other forms of food intolerance are different from a food allergy, which has more severe effects on the body because of adverse interaction with the immune system. Yeast intolerance can cause mild to moderate levels of discomfort. If you find out your body can’t properly digest yeast, it’s best to eliminate yeast from your diet.
Yeast Intolerance Symptoms
- Stomach bloating
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Mood swings
- Nasal congestion
- Sugar cravings
- Mouth ulcers
- Fatigue after eating
- Skin rashes and psoriasis
- White discoloration of the tongue
As you can probably tell, the symptoms of yeast intolerance are subtle, and there are several different factors that could cause many of the same symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you think you may be yeast intolerant. He or she will be able to help you rule out other possible causes of the symptoms you’re experiencing, and he or she will be able to diagnose you with yeast intolerance.
Yeast Intolerance Solutions
Just as you might eliminate gluten from your diet if you were gluten intolerant or had celiac disease, you should try to eliminate yeast from your diet if you are yeast intolerant. If your body has difficulty digesting yeast, here are some foods to avoid and some drinks to avoid:
- Soy sauce
- Dried fruit
- Baked goods made with brewer’s yeast
- Beer and Wine
Living with yeast intolerance requires some dietary adjustments. Fortunately, once you change your diet, the symptoms of yeast intolerance will fade, and you’ll feel like a whole new you!
• “Food intolerance,” Dr. Trisha Macnair, BBC Health
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Diet foods have received a bad reputation. They are known for being bland, unsatisfying, and sometimes even low in nutritional value. But sometimes even the most seemingly innocent diet foods can be the worst foods to eat.
Wendy Dawn for Yahoo says that many packaged snacks are high in sugar and processed flour, which should ideally be eliminated or at least greatly reduced in your diet. Ideally, the best food to eat if you’re trying to lose weight or be healthy is whole, natural, and unprocessed.
Foods to Avoid
- Frozen Diet Meals – These frozen foods are tempting because they take no preparation and are usually low in calories. However, don’t be fooled into thinking they are the best food to eat for your diet. These frozen meals are typically loaded with sodium and devoid of nutrients. If you are looking for convenience, try whipping together a quick sandwich on whole grain bread with low fat chicken breast and sliced avocado.
- Sugary Granola Bars – If you’re not careful, your so-called healthy granola bar is nothing more than enriched candy. Lots of these bars are high in sugar, and may not even contain very many nutrients. You’ll be better off eschewing these handheld snacks for another sort of handheld food – fresh fruit like apples or bananas.
- Store Bought Trail Mix – Many trail mixes from the store contain unhealthy ingredients like yogurt covered items and lots of chocolate pieces. Some are even coated in oil. Instead of splurging on store bought trail mixes, make your own with peanuts, high cocoa chocolate chips (not too many), walnuts, and raisins. Remember not to overdo it – one handful of trail mix should be enough to satisfy your snack craving without loading you up with calories and fat.
It can be tempting to seek out these easy diet foods, especially if you are in a rush or looking for a quick fix. But when it comes down to it, these foods aren’t worth the calories and can even sabotage your balanced diet. It is worth it to find a healthier alternative.
- “My Top 10 Diet Friendly Snack Foods”, Yahoo Voices
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The hot summer months are rapidly approaching, and that means it’s time to shake up your food menu. Just as a hot bowl of soup is the perfect meal for a chilly winter’s night, fresh, raw food is the ultimate way to cool down at dinnertime.
Even if you’re not ready to fully commit to the raw food diet, the summer is a perfect time to experiment with adding cooling raw fruits and vegetables. Incorporating elements of the diet can even be slimming over time, plus fruits and veggies are some of the best foods you can eat for your health. Living food is said to increase vitality and overall health.
- Buy and use helpful tools. US News reports that it is important to invest in the right tools, like a juicer, dehydrator, and blender.These devices will give you unlimited options when preparing your raw food, like creating raw bread in the dehydrator made from flax meal and sprouted wheat berries.
- Juice often. Carrot juice is a great base for other vegetable and fruit juices, like orange, ginger, beet, and apples.
- Eat anything that has been exposed to pesticides or herbicides. This will mean buying all organic produce and other foods. Because you won’t be cooking food, which reduces pesticide residue, this is very important if you don’t want to be exposed to these substances.
- Get discouraged. Incorporating raw food can be a challenge. Making small goals will help. Trying raw for 30 days or two weeks are good benchmarks.
If you’re not interested in subscribing to a very restrictive diet, incorporating elements of the raw diet can be a great way to experiment while keeping your options open. You never know what you might learn by switching up your habits!
- “Raw Food Diet Do’s and Don’ts”, U.S. News & World Report
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