If you have a yeast allergy, you should avoid consuming any food or drinks that contain yeast or yeast products. This can include:
- Bread and baked goods: Most bread, rolls, bagels, and baked goods contain yeast. Look for yeast-free alternatives or make your own using alternative leavening agents such as baking powder or sourdough starter.
- Beer and wine: Most beers and some wines contain yeast. Look for yeast-free options or try hard cider, which is typically yeast-free.
- Fermented foods: Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, and kimchi contain yeast. Look for non-fermented alternatives.
- Vinegar: Vinegar is made from fermented grains, which can contain yeast. Use alternative acids such as lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.
- Cheese: Many types of cheese are made with yeast, so look for yeast-free cheese options or avoid cheese altogether.
- Supplements and medications: Some supplements and medications may contain yeast, so always check the labels before taking them.
- Processed and packaged foods: Many processed and packaged foods contain yeast as a preservative or flavor enhancer. Always read the labels and avoid foods that contain yeast.
It’s important to note that while a yeast allergy can cause uncomfortable symptoms, it’s not the same as a gluten allergy or celiac disease. If you’re unsure about your specific food sensitivities, it’s best to consult with an allergist or healthcare provider.