Healthy Meals for people with histamine intolerance are not easy to find. There is lots of false and misleading information about yeast out there. In this post, I’m going to give you a new perspective on yeast. Especially, if you struggle with a histamine intolerance.
I’ve seen blog posts and articles claiming that eating yeast in any form, is not recommended for people who have histamine intolerance. So I’ve followed this recommendation for years. Little did I know, how much my diet and nutrition intake would be improved by eating yeast.
Are Yeast Flakes Bad For You? What Eating Yeast Flakes For A Month Did To Me
Within the last two months, I began to read more and more articles about yeast and its high nutritional value for the human body. With my histamine intolerance in mind, I read everything I could find.
At some point, however, I was curious about what’s behind the claim of some doctors and blogs, saying yeast is an ancient healthy food that rarely contains any histamine. I started to do my research and what I found out can be broken down into 3 points.
⦁ Yeast flakes do not contain high amounts of histamine and can be tolerated by almost anyone with histamine intolerance.
⦁ Yeast flakes are extremely healthy and contain high amounts of essential B-Vitamines.
⦁ In ancient Egypt, yeast was not only very popular but also seen as a superfood. The people of Egypt knew how healthy yeast flakes are.
Healthy Meals – Yeast Flakes Challenge
with all my research in mind, I decided it was time for a little experiment. I reached out to a little company called Sari Foods Company, based in Nevada, USA. who specializes in selling healthy and nutritional supplements. They were kindly enough to provide me two of their products, to test and review them.
I’m currently doing a Cherry Powder Challenge for a month. The results will be released in January, here on my blog.
Back to the topic. On day one I was a bit anxious about putting yeast flakes on my food. But I thought, you wanted to try something new, now do it! I fixed me some spelt pasta and put some onions, apples, and olives in a pan to get some taste into my low histamine meal. Here is everything you need in order to cook it:
- Spelt Noodles – 500g
- Onions – 1-2, medium sized
- Olives – 125g
- Apple – 1 medium sized
- Rocket Salad – 100g
- Yeast Flakes – 5-20g
- Salt – 1tbs
Once the cooking was done, I put some rocket salad on top of my pasta and spiced it up with yeast flakes. It tasted just unbelievably good. It tasted like cheese, which is great for vegans who miss that taste.
Did Eating Yeast Trigger Any Histamine Related Symptoms?
I ate a little of that healthy meal and waited an hour to see if any histamine related symptoms would occur. But nothing happened. So I ate the whole meal and felt just awesome.
I react very quick and heavy to foods that contain significant amounts of histamine.
However, not once did I have any problems with yeast flakes. I bought yeast from another company to see if I would react differently, but still, nothing happened.
In conclusion, do my personal test results mean anyone with histamine intolerance can now enjoy yeast? No, it does not. Everyone is different and you might show a different reaction to foods like yeast, than me. However, all the fearmongering about yeast is not true. I would recommend to anyone with histamine intolerance to just try it slowly and in small amounts.
How Eating Yeast For A Month Changed My Body
I wouldn’t wanna miss yeast in my diet anymore. After two weeks of eating yeast flakes, daily, I felt great and more energized (probably due to the b-vitamins). If you suffer from a histamine intolerance, give it a try. Yeast does not contain high amounts of histamine. Yeast is perfect for coocking healthy meals.