Monday, April 12, 2010

Histamine facts - Histamine diet

What is histamine and wich food contain high doses of it? And when should you start with a low histamine diet?

What is histamine?

Every person has a certain amount of histamine in his blood. it is a hormone that influances the blood circulation. Histamine is a biogenic amine. Histamine is a substance that exists in food naturally. Normally your digestive organs make sure that not too much biogenic amines are released into your blood circulation. If this barrier is not functioning properly, are too many biogenic amines in the blood, which gives physical responses.

Biogenic amines are among others in pork, tomato, spinach, avocado, strawberry, cheese, wine, beer, sauerkraut, saveloy, tempeh and soy sauce. Certain foods can release histamine from cells and thus cause physical reactions.
These products include: chocolate, seafood, spices, alcoholic beverages and additives.

If excess histamine in the blood, then put the blood vessels, and the tissue is thicker. The body mount, it applies to the skin, mucous membranes, but also for joints. Especially tissue that has been damaged, react strongly. To minimize these reactions, it is important that the best body in balance. This means that you regularly live. Here you should think about:

* A good day and night rhythm;
* A good breathing;
* A good diet;
* The time fighting infections occur, for example: caused by reducing the resistance or
the out of balance.

If the above points are not in balance, they cause a slight increase of histamine in the blood. This has the effect of tissue swelling. You will keep more moisture. From medical studies have shown that it is desirable to try to improve your overall fitness food pattern. You can, for example, a histamine-restrictive diet.

Histamine in our food

Below is an overview of the many types of food and histamine present in food. It is for people who histamine bepekt important diet foods high in histamine gehjalte as much as possible to avoid them.

* Fish Fish is a lot of histamine. Most histamine is in mackerel, tuna,cod, herring, sardines, shrimp (prawn crackers, shrimp paste) and mixed animalshellfish. It is better not to eat fish. Canned fish isalso worse than fresh fish. Fish from the freezer still contains the

than histamine.

* Milk cheeses (French), cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, buttermilk and the white of an egg containing much histamine. Young and processed cheeses contain less histamine and are therefore better.Milk, cream and crème fraîche contain a small amount


These herbs and spices generally contain much histamine. We do not recommend cinnamon, anise, sesame seeds, cloves, mustard seeds, cumin, coriander, chervil, ginger, nutmeg and sunflower seeds to use. Vanilla is very bad. This is in many products, such as
cake (JES), cake, pie and vanilla custard and ice cream. Fruit and vegetables
There is a lot of histamine in tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, beets and mushrooms (like mushrooms). In vegetables like peppers, rhubarb, beans (peanuts, fresh green beans, string beans and pulses) is a moderate amount of histamine. Other vegetables generally contain a small amount of histamine. Histamine is a lot of avocado, kiwi, strawberries, melon, pineapple, grapefruit and raspberries.
A moderate amount of bananas, mangoes, papayas, grapes and
figs. The other species usually contain a small
amount of histamine.

Pork meat and lamb meat and various wild species are high in histamine. Liver also is not good. Beef, chicken, turkey and horse contain a small amount of histamine and give so little trouble. In general, meat from the butcher has created worse than fresh meat.
Alcohol Beverages has the general characteristic that the drums off.
Cider, beer and wine are high in histamine. Red wine is about
generally worse than white wine. This is partly due to the
sulphite. If you still want to drink alcohol, then gin, whiskey and
Vodka is the least harmful. Cola and similar beverages
obviously much worse than water.
Miscellaneous Drop, chocolate, marmite, soy sauce and soybean much histamine.
Soy is in cooking oil, margarine, mayonnaise, cooking oils, dressings,
coffee creamer, cookies, tofu, tempeh, tofu, soy sauce and ready-meals enklaar. Nuts, especially cashews ashore and contain a moderate amount, but many sweets is still too bad. Also menthol (peppermint) is a bad product, and we recommend decreases.
Tea contains a moderate amount of histamine. The best tea
drink which is offered as pure as possible, without
herbs. Too much coffee can also be disruption, but that's another issue.

Applies to all foods, fresh is better than long bewaard.Gistproducten but also dyes, preservatives, sulphites, nitrites and glutamate added to our food, can cause problems. It may be that you must also be reckoned with.

We recommend that you guided by your doctor / dietitian get a low histamine diet. Your doctor also may also investigate whether you are allergic to other foods.