If you are a glass is half full person you may think that a yeast allergy is the greatest thing since sliced bread, please forgive the pun. If you are not that type of person you might not be happy with your food choices. It might not matter that the low carb diet brought about by a yeast allergy can lead to a smaller waistline.
Most people love their bread, though it’s not always good for their waist lines. Carbs are everywhere and they are particularly tempting for those on a low carb diet. You never realize how many carbs you eat until you are forced to eliminate them from your diet. What would happen if you couldn’t eat bread because of an allergy? That’s right, there are people with a yeast allergy, who can’t eat or drink anything with yeast as an ingredient. You may not realize it, but many things are made out of yeast. And, depending on the severity of your yeast allergy, you may not be able to enjoy bread, beer or any other yeast oriented products ever again.
Yeast can be broken down into 2 categories, baking yeast and brewers yeast. Baking yeast is used to aid in the cooking of baked goods like bread, cookies and cakes. Brewers yeast is used in the making of beer but is also known to be used in supplements. An allergy to brewers yeast would be very tough for a beer lover.
A yeast allergy for carb lovers can be devastating. As with many allergies some people go through life feeling the discomfort of allergies but not knowing that they have them. They don’t realize that they are causing themselves the discomfort by not identifying their yeast allergies. If your allergist tests you and confirms your yeast allergy you will then have to deal with the reality of having to manage your allergy in a world full of foods that contain yeast.
If your allergy isn’t that severe, you may be able to get by eating only certain foods with very little yeast in them. There are also some supplements and medicines that you can take to alleviate the symptoms of yeast allergy or at least lessen them. With these you may be able to enjoy your favorite foods without fear of a yeast allergy attack. Symptoms of a yeast allergy can include:
- muscle and joint pain
These are just a few of the symptoms that have been associated with a yeast allergy. If your allergy is severe it is highly likely that will have to give up yeast products altogether.
So your best bet is to look at the bright side. Yeast allergies can force you to change your diet for the good. A low carb diet has already been shown to help you shed unwanted pounds. Make sure to check with both your allergist and dietician about your allergy. They can provide you with the balanced plan to not only eat right but avoid those yeast allergy attacks that could have been plaguing you for years.