Histamine diet is not a classic diet that is here to help you only to lose weight, this diet is designed to allow people to be healthy and live happy lives. The histamine diet is specifically designed for people who have a problem with histamine, that is, for people whose body can’t fight the extra pounds.
Histamine is a naturally occurring chemical substance found in our body. This substance is secreted when we are stressed or when we have an allergic reaction and some effects on the glands, stomach acid regulation, blood vessel power outage, muscle contraction and brain function. However, when there is a surplus of histamine in the body, the following symptoms may occur.
- Headache and migraines
- Arrhythmia or heart rate acceleration
- Difficulties in regulating body temperature
- Nausea, vomiting
- Abdominal cramps
- Stuffy nose, sneezing, hard breathing
- Abnormal menstrual cycle
However, stress and allergies are not the only causes that lead to an increase in the amount of histamine. Certain foods contain histamine, while other types of nutritional foods cause your body to produce more histamine.nPeople who have a problem with histamine must avoid the foods they contain, so this diet is exclusively for them.
Which foods contain a large amount of histamine:
- old cheese, cheddar, gouda, goat cheese
- scrap meat
- fermented alcoholic beverages, sparkling wine, sparkling wine and beer
- fermented foods: pickled cabbage, vinegar, soy sauce, kefir, yogurt
- canned fish
- foods containing vinegar: cucumbers, mayonnaise, olives
- processed meat: tuna, salami
- sour cream, sour milk
- dried fruits: apricots, dried plums, dates, figs, grapes
- nuts, peanuts
- vegetables: avocado, tomato, spinach
- smoked fish and some types of fish: mackerel, tuna, sardines.
Foods that produce histamine in the body:
- cow’s milk
- shells and shrimps
Which foods contain a small amount of histamine :
- freshly prepared meat
- fresh fish
- Gluten-free cereals: cinnamon, rice,
- pure peanut butter
- fresh fruits: mango, bulb, watermelon, apple, kiwi, melon, grape
- fresh vegetables: spinach avocado
- milk substitute: coconut milk, almond milk
- herbal teas
Try to eat foods that contain less histamine and you will feel better.