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I read that some vegans abstain from yeast. Is there a reason for this? Sounds kinda crazy to me.
 

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it's come up before.... the assumption being that yeast is some type of animal.<br><br><br><br>
BUT IT'S NOT. it's a fungus. (or something like a fungus... the lines get blurry with some of that stuff)<br><br><br><br>
The overwhelming concensus is that yeast is perfectly fine for vegans.
 

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Yeast is a fungus. If we continue to be ridiculous, we are going to have a problem with the bacteria in our bodies that make vitamin K.
 

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If I couldn't eat yeast, though, I'd probably be a lot thinner. I eat waaay too much bread.</div>
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flatbread?
 

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I read that some vegans abstain from yeast. Is there a reason for this? Sounds kinda crazy to me.</div>
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In the "How it All Vegan" cookbook, the authors write that they abstain from yeast not because it is not vegan, but because they believe yeast can disrupt human bodies and yeastless breads are a more holistic way to eat. So vegans who like organic/holistic diets, or who share the same belief, might abstain from yeast.<br><br><br><br>
Vegetarianism sounds kinda crazy to a lot of people, but we still do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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In the "How it All Vegan" cookbook, the authors write that they abstain from yeast not because it is not vegan, but because they believe yeast can disrupt human bodies and yeastless breads are a more holistic way to eat. So vegans who like organic/holistic diets, or who share the same belief, might abstain from yeast.<br><br><br><br>
Vegetarianism sounds kinda crazy to a lot of people, but we still do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Medesha - are the recipes in How it All Vegan yeast-free? Or primarily yeast-free?<br><br><br><br>
I am adhering to a yeast-free diet and would love to find some vegan yeast-free recipes.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks!
 

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The recipes in "How it All Vegan" are yeast-free. In "The Garden of Vegan" (the sequel) they include a mix of yeast-based and yeast-free recipes. That's from memory, so I'll doublecheck when I get home later.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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The recipes in "How it All Vegan" are yeast-free. In "The Garden of Vegan" (the sequel) they include a mix of yeast-based and yeast-free recipes. That's from memory, so I'll doublecheck when I get home later.<br><br><br><br>
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Thanks for the tip!! I will be picking up "How It All Vegan"!<br><br><br><br>
BTW I like your avatar<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:">
 

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Some people avoid live yeast (e.g. baker's yeast) because it might turn sugars into alcohol; some aborigines in Oz use to buy baker's yeast and orange juist and let it ferment in the body/tummy. Some people fear yeast-driven sweet breads might lead to candidosis of the intestines.<br><br>
But yeasts are abundant in our environment and you hardly can avoid ingesting yeast (however, ... there are rooms in hospitals that do bone marrow transplants).
 

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Mine is like if I eat too much sugar I have yeast even in my mouth and if not stopped, in my blood stream. It begins to eat my blood up. I was put in the hospital with a blood stream infection, bp was 60/35. ICU isn't fun.
 
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