Allergy diet - yeast free
This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.
To provide a diet that excludes yeast and yeast products.
Avoids all foods containing yeast and yeast ingredients (baker’s and brewer’s yeast), all foods fermented with yeast (e.g. vinegar, cider, beer, sauerkraut and tempeh), and those with a high likelihood of contamination with yeast (e.g. mushrooms, aged cheese).
Diagnosed yeast allergy or intolerance.
Note: Although yeast-free diets have been recommended for treatment of autism or Candida infections, no clinical trials examining autism interventions have been published in peer-reviewed literature to date, and Candida overgrowth in the intestine has not been documented by endoscopy.
Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.
Specific menu planning guidelines
|Hot main dishes||All others, including all plain cooked meats, poultry, fish, eggs, legumes and fresh tofu||Dishes with mushrooms, vinegar, breadcrumbs, beer or tempeh|
|Sauces, gravies||All others, including gravy|
Any sauces containing mushrooms or vinegar.
|Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice||All||-|
|Vegetables||All others||Mushrooms, sauerkraut|
|Soups||All others||Any soups containing mushrooms|
|Sandwiches||None, unless made with yeast-free bread||All|
|Salads, dressings||All others|
Mustard, mayonnaise, pickles, dressings made with vinegar
Yeast-free breads (some flat breads and wraps – check label)
Rice and corn cakes
All breakfast cereals
Most breads and rolls are made with yeast
|Spreads||Butter, margarine, jam, honey, peanut butter||Yeast spreads, e.g. Vegemite™, Promite®|
|Hot breakfast choices||All others||Mushrooms|
Any desserts made with bread
Yeast-based cakes, e.g. doughnuts, coffee cakes
|Milk and cheese|
All other cheeses (including cheddar)
|Aged cheeses, e.g. parmesan|
|Miscellaneous||Salt, pepper, nuts and seeds||Miso, tamari, natto|
- Department of Health and Ageing. 2006. A review of the research to identify the most effective models of practice in early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders.