Food Intolerances App


The app Food intolerances is a tool intended to help everybody who has been diagnosed of food intolerances. It covers a wide field of different subjects:

  • Histamine intolerance and Mastocytosis (considers histamine and tyramine contents of food, histamine liberators, biogenic amines and DAO inhibitors)
  • Tyramine intolerance
  • Fructose malabsorption (considers fructose content, excess fructose and fructose to glucose ratio)
  • Sorbitol intolerance
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Low FODMAP diet (considers content of fructose, sorbitol, lactose and problematic fibers, e.g. fructans and galactans)
  • Salicylate or aspirin intolerance
  • Nickel allergy (in-app purchase)
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Additional profiles for Wheat, Soy, Yeast, Sulfites, Milk, Egg, Meat, Beef, Pork and Honey

The app Food Intolerances contains a substantial list of foods, food additives and drugs. Even after extensive research you often just want to know: what can I eat? The food list has a lot of exotic products that can bring more variety to your menu.

View the app in action

You can purchase the App on the iTunes Appstore for your iPhone and iPad.
The Android version is
available on the Google Play Store in all EU countries, the US, Canada, Australia & selected others.

Interesting things to know about food intolerances

According to recent estimations approximately 2 to 5 % of the population suffer from food allergies and 10 to 20 % suffer from food intolerances. The number of unreported cases is very high. Many people are just diagnosed of having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), without further knowing what exactly is the trigger for the symptoms.

There are several kinds of food intolerances. Probably best known: intestinal malabsorption of certain kinds of sugars, such as lactose or fructose. Small to medium amounts won’t cause any symptoms, but if one ingests too much, gas, abdominal pain or diarrhea will be the consequence. Basically everybody has these intolerances. Estimations go as far as one third of the world population that show signs of fructose intolerance. But just to put those numbers into perspective: by far not everybody of those 33% really suffers from ailment. Only a fraction of these “malabsorbers” react to fructose with symptoms, that can be pretty severe. As you might imagine the recommendation to eat more fruit can be quite harmful.

Yet the situation with gluten, a protein that is part of many cereals, is more complicated. Even trace amounts cause inflammatory reactions of the intestinal wall in people that suffer from celiac disease. Only a lifelong diet free of gluten leads to relief of innumerable symptoms. Least known of all intolerances and very difficult to handle are histamine and salicylate intolerance. Foods that do not seem to have any correlation cause headaches, asthma, diarrhea, hives or palpitations.

Difficult road to diagnosis

Many affected persons only arrive at a correct diagnosis with the corresponding dietary changes after many years. The elimination of certain foods often significantly improves the symptoms. However you usually have to avoid foods you have been eating for years on a daily basis. With an isolated intolerance such as lactose intolerance that will not be a big problem once you get used to it after a while. Multiple intolerances however pose a real challenge. Many foods that are on the safe list for one intolerance may cause extreme ailment with another intolerance. This can be a frustrating situation.

Living with food intolerances is complicated, but not impossible. With some experience and skill you can still prepare some delicious dishes even in the most complicated cases. We would like to support you in doing so.

Have a look at what the App has to offer

We gathered all the most recent information about food intolerances we could find and integrated it into one app. A countless number of articles and specialist literature has been evaluated and complemented by personal experience. We try to use, as far as available, only reliable sources, such as scientific books or other publications. We cite all used sources. The subject food intolerances is strongly influenced by myths and hearsay, that often makes it virtually impossible to gather reliable information. So far we spent hundreds of hours in researching and evaluating data. We are also in contact with many affected persons, that share their experiences with us.

A simple tap on a product opens a detailed product view. There you can find a color-coded rating and a specification of the content of problematic food components and a typical portion size. The app helps you identify fructose rich fruits or foods high in histamine content. Everybody reacts differently to foods. Therefore, you can find further details and comments that enable you to better assess your individual tolerability. Due to the structure of the app you can browse any food within seconds or quickly find foods with the search function.

We steadily work on further improvements for the app. The app expanded a great deal in both the function volume and the complexity of the information. We also integrated many of the suggestions of affected persons. Please let us know, if you are missing products. We will try to gather the necessary information and add the item to our database. However that is not always easy, in many cases there is no research data available, so we can‘t make promises. We will try and do our best though.

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