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From beer to bread, how to tackle a yeast intolerance.

A living fungus, yeast is a natural, active ingredient used in both baking and brewing. Feeding on sugar, yeast converts it into carbon dioxide and alcohol, helping bread to rise and beer to brew. But those bubbling, fermenting reactions can have other, more unwanted results when it comes to our health due to yeast intolerance.

Commonly found in a wide variety of food and drinks, yeast can be difficult to avoid. But, for those who suffer with symptoms such as bloating, weight gain, fatigue, skin problems and even migraine as a result of eating yeast, it’s important to be aware of the common places you might find it.

Be aware of beer

Beer, which is made using the brewer’s variety, is one of the more obvious sources to avoid if you find that yeast causes you problems. It’s also worth noting that this also includes wine. If you can’t resist a tipple, you may want to switch to spirits, which aren’t made using the same fermentation process.

Baking a change

Another common place to find the fungus is in baked goods. Made using the baker’s variety, breads, pastries and pizza bases all contain yeast, which helps the dough to rise. If you’re a loaf lover you might want to consider trying soda bread or unleavened varieties like tortilla wraps or flatbreads.

Feeling fruity

Did you know that yeast is also found naturally on the skin of fruits such as grapes, dates and figs? Even if yeast isn’t found on the fruit, those containing a high level of sugar, such as bananas, pears and pineapple, can actually help feed the yeast present in the body, producing unwanted side effects and worsening symptoms.

Spread the word

Love it or hate it, common toast topper Marmite is a key cupboard staple to steer clear of if you’re avoiding yeast. It’s also important to be aware of the other ingredients lurking in your pantry that may contain your trigger food. Stock cubes, gravy granules and condiments like mayonnaise and mustard should all be avoided if you’re trying to remove yeast from your diet.

In a pickle

If you’re a fermented foods fan, you may have to put the pickles back on the shelf for now. Favourites such as gherkins, onions, and beetroots, which are pickled in vinegar, should all be avoided if yeast gives you problems.

Is yeast really making you feel unwell?

As with all trigger foods, it’s important never to simply assume that a particular ingredient is causing you to feel unwell. If you have ruled out another underlying condition, you may want to take the next step with a Smartblood Food Intolerance test.

Fast and accurate, our home to laboratory test provides you with all the knowledge you need to understand your diet and it’s impact on your health and wellbeing. Supported by a consultation with a registered Nutritional Therapist, you will be given all the information you need to help you remove and replace your trigger foods.

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Smartblood Story - Kathryn's Food Intolerance to Yeast

Kathryn, a keen hill walker, has always had problems with her energy levels, as well as experiencing fluctuations in her weight with no discernible cause.

Recently, one of Kathryn's friends recommended that she take a Smartblood Food Intolerance Test - this test identified Yeast as one of her IgG trigger foods - she was shown how to avoid Yeast with the help of a Smartblood Nutritional Therapist - now she feels better, and climbs bigger hills!

I've had problems with my weight, energy levels, and with bloating since I was a teenager. One of my friends suggested that I have a Smartblood Food Intolerance Test which identified yeast as a possible trigger food. Now that I'm avoiding yeast, I feel much better.

Kathryn

Could you have a food intolerance to Bakers Yeast, Brewers Yeast, or any other foods or drinks?

If you think that a food intolerance to Bakers/Brewers Yeast or any other foods or drinks may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

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If you think that a food intolerance to Bakers/Brewers Yeast or any other foods or drinks may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

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1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation

If you think that a food intolerance to Bakers/Brewers Yeast or any other foods or drinks may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

Image

1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation