Yeast is a type of fungi that thrives on sugar and is responsible for the production of gases as well as toxins such as gliotoxin, acetaldehyde, alcohol, zymosan and arabinitol. Otherwise, yeast is good for your health but very harmful if found in excess in your body. Normally, the fungus helps in the maintenance of a healthy digestive system. It is important to note that yeast in small quantities is good for your body particularly Candida which is the dominant yeast in the digestive tract. However, we develop yeast intolerance whenever Candida is in excess in our digestive systems. Some of the common signs of this type of intolerance include:
I. Whenever yeast is in excess in our bodies it results in the gas production or flatulence when you eat any sugar based food. This means that you will feel an urge to belch almost all the time and may result to bloating of the stomach of which is very uncomfortable.
II. The other sign of yeast intolerance is fatigue after eating any food. This is not as obvious but very evident in cases where one does not experience such feelings in your body.
III. The following symptoms are more or less oral where you often have bad breath, mouth ulcers and tongue coating.
IV. The other symptoms include, mood swings, craving for sugar or sweets, hypoglycemic symptoms such as lightheadedness, hunger, and irritation, heart burn, nasal tract congestion and skin disorder such as the eczema.
It is important to note that as much as these symptoms may seem to point at yeast intolerance it is always advisable to have some medical tests that can determine your acidity levels. On the other hand, there is a home test that you can try where you take a glass of water, spit into it and see if white fluffy yeast appears. However, this is not something to depend on since a medical lab has better facilities to determine if you have other ailments besides showing signs of intolerance to yeast.
On the other hand, if it is evident that you are intolerant to yeast then there are food that you need to get rid of and these include dairy products such as yoghurt, cheese and any of processed sugary items. In addition, avoid foods baked with yeast and drinks with caffeine or alcohol. This will help in reducing frustrations of the yeast intolerance symptoms at the same time retain normal PH levels in your digestive system.
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