10 reasons I include foods on high histamine lists in my diet
My lunch of a few days ago – zucchini noodles with creamy avocado sauce and nigella.In my line of work (the business of being healthy and spreading calm and happiness), the question I’m asked the most is: “Why have you used X in your recipe, I thought it was high histamine?????????????????” Heard me say this before? Sorry – I have talked about this many, many, many times, and yet I am still asked it at least five to ten times a day. Often, the answer is that my research has turned up that the food has antihistaminic and anti-inflammatory benefits. How can a food be both high histamine and antihistamine? Well, foods do many things. One compound may raise histamine and another lower it. The next compound is highly anti-inflammatory. And it all may work synergistically with other foods. At the end of the day, I honestly believe all these lists are a crapshoot and that the ability to tolerate foods fluctuates depending on what’s happening in the body at that point. But if you’d still like to see some high histamine food lists click here.