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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