How to do a Low Histamine Diet

If you're looking for ways to improve your health, you may have heard about the benefits of a low histamine diet. A histamine-free diet can help with conditions like allergies, asthma, and sinus infections. If you're interested in giving it a try, here are some tips to get started.

It's a neurotransmitter involved in the immune & nervous systems. Histamine can trigger your body’s inflammatory response when it senses irritants.

What is Histamine?

– Itchy skin, water eyes, or hives – Accelerated heart rate – Nasal congestion or runny nose – Dizziness

Symptoms of Intolerance

– Olive & coconut oil – Freshly cooked meats & poultry – Fresh-caught seafood  – Cooked eggs

Foods to Enjoy

– Citrus fruits, bananas, avocado & dried fruit  – Pineapple & papaya – Fermented foods  – Soured foods 

High Histamine Foods to Avoid

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Carrie Forrest is the creator of Clean Eating Kitchen, a healthy recipe website. She holds a master's degree in public health.