You Are What You Eat: Foods High in Mold

You Are What You Eat: Foods to Avoid With a Mold Allergy

Foods High in Mold
Mold is everywhere. It can be found indoors and outdoors, even if you don’t notice it. Having an allergy to mold is pretty common, but did you know that one that one of the underlying culprits to your symptoms could be your diet? Most people think that a reaction only occurs when airborne mold spores are inhaled, but it can also happen from eating certain foods. For some people, there may be a cause and effect reaction going on due to what they are eating, and this could be the reason for their runny nose, itchy eyes, and nasal congestion. Maybe it’s not the reason entirely, but it still may be one of the factors that are negatively impacting your sinuses.

Know the Symptoms of Mold Intolerance:

• Stuffy nose
• Congestion
• Sinus pain
• Wheezing
• Hives or rash
• Warm feeling in face or neck
• Headache
• Dizziness
• Nausea

Having an allergy to mold is pretty common, so finding out which foods to limit or avoid all together may help you get a handle on your allergy symptoms. Of course, checking your food for visible signs of mold before you eat should also be done. Just don’t smell your food when you check, just give it a visual look over. By inhaling spoiled food, you may inhale mold spores and cause yourself to have an allergic reaction.

To help you identify the culprit to your allergy symptoms, check out the top foods high in mold, so you know what to limit or avoid in your daily diet.

1. Buttermilk
2. Sour milk
3. Sour cream
4. Mushrooms
5. Cheese
6. Pickles
7. Catsup
8. Salad dressing
9. Breads made with yeast
10. Sauerkraut
11. Smoked, cured, and pickled fish
12. Wine
13. Beer
14. Pickled onions
15. Capers
16. Olives
17. Smoked, cured, and pickled meats
18. Jarred jellies and jams
19. Dried fruits (i.e., figs, raisins, dates, cranberries, etc.)
20. Hot dogs
21. Soy sauce
22. Canned juices
23. Sausages
24. Leftovers that are older than 3/4 days

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