Over the years and through research lists have developed of foods of known mast cell triggering foods .
I have adapted this starter list from several sources as refernced .
Known high histamine
Fermented foods -
Aged cheeses - gouda, camabert ,cheddar , parmasan - roughly any hard cheese
Wine and Beer ( larger inc )
Soy and all versions in any products ( crosses with vingars )
Pickled products - sauerkraut , eggs, gekins
Vinigars of all kinds
Yeast extract - marmite/ veggiemite
Fish-wether fresh , canned or preserved
The histamie level of fish goes up the longer it is left ungutted after catch
Cooked meat builds up histamine as soon as it is cool . So it should be cooked fresh and if there any any leftovers frozen immediately and defristed immediately before rehating and heated .
No other meat is acceptable
Cold aged meat - as in ham , pepperami, pepperoni , cured sausages
berries -esp strawberrys
Jams and preserves
Foods with mast cellactivation activity or reducing breakdown - affect some not others
We are all individual - by the time i came to information I had had reactions to the majority of these things . So this list was a real "ding" moment for me . The aim of avioding is reduce avodable reactions . We need both meds and trigger management to gain stability . Outside of this only known triggers and connected foods should be avioded as otherwise quickly you can be eating nothing .
mast cell conditions are life long - so the aim is safety but with as balanced a diet as possible
In mast cell conditions we have high levels of chemicals circulating . One of these is histamine . By avioding high histamine foods we are allowing our bodies abit of break while our drs investigate and we get suitable meds . Some of us will have had anaphylaxis from these foods but others have more day to day symptoms .Some have both .
Histamine is built from histame which is repsent in all dietry protien wether meat or vegtable . We cant aviod histamine completely for this reason . Also histame is used as building block of several protiens so is an esessnial amino acid -which our bodies cant make itself .
Histamine is a neve conduction chemical and has many roles within the body - our issue isnt with normal levels of histamine just excessive levels .
A question which comes up on forums is about histamine intolerence vs systemic mast cell activation syndromes . If you have histamine intolerence a low histamine diet will largely cure you . This article discusses histamine intolerence .
The low histamine diet builds on the basic list to incude were histamine and the high histamine foods hide in varying products . The most comprehensive is at -