Mold Avoiders Poll Results: Common Food Reactivities

 

 

This poll was conducted in the Mold Avoiders Facebook group in April 2017.

The question and the most frequent responses follow:

Please mark the foods that you have been negatively reactive to at any time since beginning mold avoidance. If you feel pretty certain that you reacted to a food because of contamination issues rather than to the food itself (e.g. could tolerate some versions of the food but not others), please do not mark that one. This survey is only about your observed reactions to foods. Do not include foods that tests have suggested are not good for you but that you have not actually observed reacting negatively to after eating them.

 

1. Conventional wheat (86 respondents)

2. MSG (67 respondents)

3. Beer (58 respondents)

4 (tie). Aspartame (57 respondents)

4 (tie). Soy sauce (57 respondents)

6. Cow milk (51 respondents)

7. Red wine (47 respondents)

8 (tie). Corn (44 respondents)

8 (tie). Soy protein (44 respondents)

10. Peanuts (43 respondents)

11. Eggs (38 respondents)

12. Sourdough wheat bread (38 respondents)

13. Sprouted wheat (36 respondents)

14. Cow milk yogurt (35 respondents)

15. Cow milk cheese (33 respondents)

16 (tie). Soy milk (32 respondents)

16 (tie). Tofu (32 respondents)

18 (tie). Kombucha (31 respondents)

18 (tie). Mushrooms (31 respondents)

18 (tie). Popcorn (31 respondents)

18 (tie). Saccharine (31 respondents)

18 (tie). Spelt wheat (31 respondents)

23 (tie). Cashew nuts (30 respondents)

23 (tie). Nutritional yeast (30 respondents)

23 (tie). Xylitol (30 respondents)

26 (tie). Bananas (29 respondents)

26 (tie). Coffee (29 respondents)

26 (tie). White wine (29 respondents)

29. Oats (28 respondents)

30 (tie). Sucralose (27 respondents)

30 (tie). Tomatoes (27 respondents)

32 (tie). Eggplant (25 respondents)

32 (tie). Tamari sauce – no wheat, just soy (25 respondents)

34 (tie). Balsamic vinegar (24 respondents)

34 (tie). Citric acid (24 respondents)

36 (tie). Almonds (23 respondents)

36 (tie). Cacao or cocoa (23 respondents)

36 (tie). Sauerkraut (23 respondents)

39. Onions (22 respondents)

40. Garlic (21 respondents)

41 (tie). Cow milk butter (20 respondents)

41 (tie). Pork (20 respondents)

43. Oranges (19 respondents)

44 (tie). Black tea (18 respondents)

44 (tie). Coconut (18 respondents)

44 (tie). Inulin – Prebioic (18 respondents)

47 (tie). Brazil nuts  (17 respondents)

47 (tie). Quinoa (17 respondents)

47 (tie). Walnuts (17 respondents)

50 (tie). Apple cider vinegar (16 respondents)

50 (tie). Bacon (16 respondents)

50 (tie). Goat milk cheese (16 respondents)

53 (tie). Goat milk (15 respondents)

53 (tie). Lentil (15 respondents)

53 (tie). Pineapple (15 respondents)

53 (tie). Potatoes (15 respondents)

53 (tie). Strawberries (15 respondents)

58 (tie). Pecans (14 respondents)

58 (tie). Spinach (14 respondents)

60 (tie). Lemons (13 respondents)

60 (tie). Macadamia nuts (13 respondents)

60 (tie). Pumpkin seeds (13 respondents)

60 (tie). Shrimp (13 respondents)

64 (tie). Beets (12 respondents

64 (tie). Grapefruit (12 respondents)

64 (tie). Pistachios (12 respondents)

64 (tie). White vinegar (12 respondents)

68 (tie) Blackberries (11 respondents)

68 (tie). Cantaloupe (11 respondents)

68 (tie). Clams (11 respondents)

68 (tie). FOS – pre-biotic (11 respondents)

68 (tie). Green tea (11 respondents)

68 (tie). Hazelnuts (11 respondents)

68 (tie). Pea protein  (11 respondents)

68 (tie). Rice (11 respondents)

68 (tie). Sheep’s milk (11 respondents)

68 (tie). Stevia (11 respondents)

78 (tie). Beef (10 respondents)

78 (tie). Oysters (10 respondents)

78 (tie). Raspberries (10 respondents)

81 (tie). Apples (9 respondents)

81 (tie). Carrots (9 respondents)

81 (tie). Fresh corn on the cob (9 respondents)

84 (tie). Blueberries (8 respondents)

84 (tie). Grapes (8 respondents)

84 (tie). Limes (8 respondents)

84 (tie). Lobster (8 respondents)

84 (tie). Peas (8 respondents)

89 (tie). Sunflower seeds (7 respondents)

89 (tie). Watermelon (7 respondents)

91 (tie). Chicken (6 respondents)

91 (tie). Einkorn wheat (6 respondents)

91 (tie). Pine nuts (6 respondents)

91 (tie). Pumpkin (6 respondents)

91 (tie). Sesame seeds (6 respondents)

96. Lamb (5 respondents)

97 (tie). Chestnuts (4 respondents)

97 (tie). Ginger (4 respondents)

99. Buffalo (1 respondent)

 

Additional Responses

Avocado

Buckwheat

Cauliflower

Chili pepper

Cornstarch

Everything with iodine

Everything with latex protein

Mussels

Pretty much all fruits and vegetables

Raw celery

Raw kale

Sorghum

Spicy food

Tonic water

White potato

 

A collection of additional poll results can be found on the Living Clean in a Dirty World blog.

 

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