Letzte Aktualisierung am 7. December 2023 von Dr. Michael Zechmann-Khreis
There are now many apps and books available, including some that are suitable for people with food intolerances such as lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, histamine intolerance or sorbitol intolerance. There are also apps for irritable bowel syndrome patients. There are symptom diary apps, food trackers and food lists in the form of mobile apps. We present our apps and books below and show you why you should have them.
Table of contents
Own research for over 20 years
We at nmi-Portal have been researching food intolerances for over 20 years now. We put the first food lists for intolerant people online a very long time ago. A lot has happened since then. These PDFs and web tables became a database(www.nmidb.de) and this database became an app called “Ask Ingrid!” in 2018.
App: Ask Ingrid! – Food list
“Ask Ingrid!” is a free app for iOS and Android in which you can set your own intolerances. The app then shows you foods that you can tolerate or indicates whether a food is suitable for you using a sophisticated traffic light system. The data from “Ask Ingrid!” comes from years of research and statistical evaluations of real people affected. The data includes a large number of variables such as ripeness, processing, location, usual consumption quantity and much more. In cooperation with the University of Innsbruck, we have used a complex algorithm to calculate a tolerance index that rates foods according to the best possible tolerance. We then put all this together in a simple traffic light system that reliably assesses compatibility. But “Ask Ingrid!” can do more.
Anonymous data from the community – how do other people tolerate the food?
You can also specify your individual tolerance in the app. This data is analyzed anonymously and made available to all other users. Under “Community rating” you can see how other sufferers who have exactly your intolerance combination tolerate the respective food. Over 100,000 users have now submitted reviews (as of February 2022). The community data is therefore already fairly reliable. And there are more every day, Ingrid learns more every day.
The app is available free of charge for iOS and Android and contains in-app purchases, e.g. to remove advertising or unlock other features.
Symptom and food diary
A symptom and food diary is very important if you think you have an intolerance. It makes it possible to detect food intolerances such as lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, histamine intolerance or other food intolerances and food allergies. However, it can also be used as a symptom diary for Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome.
The nutrition and symptom diary is available as a large hardcover book with 188 pages and 28 days to write in, but also as a small pocket book with a pink cover, blue cover or gray cover.
Fructose? No thanks!
The book you should definitely have if you have fructose malabsorption.
Easy-to-understand information on fructose intolerance and 66 recipes show how to live with fructose intolerance. Of the recipes, 47 are gluten-free, 45 are lactose-free, 25 are vegan and 17 are vegetarian. You will find the amount of fructose and glucose in each recipe. In addition to the usual dishes, there are also recipes for drinks, soups and desserts. There is even an insect menu in the book.
The whole thing is combined with expert information and the experience of an affected person.
Food intolerances: grace period, healthy eating & well-being
The standard work on intolerances, now in its 6th completely revised edition. The book contains basic knowledge about nutrition and digestion, explanations of the reasons for intolerances, shows what can be done to combat intolerance and how to live happily despite intolerance.
It shows what you can still eat and drink, includes a nutrition plan for the maternity leave phase, scientifically based tables and even a small cooking school for beginners.
Over 100 recipes, some of which are gluten-free or vegan, round off the book.
Reviews on Amazon.de„Auch für Laien leicht verständlich geschrieben. Sogar einige Mut machende Passagen fehlen nicht, für den Fall, dass man mal wieder das Gefühl hat, dass man dem Bauch nichts recht machen kann.” Maggie
„Endlich mal ein gutes Buch zu dem Thema!“, Patrick
„Gut gegliedert und verständlich erklärt“, Thomas