Plantain allergy?

Answered on March 29, 2014
Created March 29, 2014 at 2:37 AM

I just sliced up a plantain and fried them like chips tonight. It was the first time I've ever had a plantain. Within 10 minutes of eating them I began developing a headache, the skin on the back of my hands tightened up and got hot and the joints in my thumb are now painful (haven't had that happen in a while). I loved them and had hoped to start incorporating them weekly so this is a bit discouraging. Is this an allergy? I started Paleo back in October and realized I'm sensitive to a lot of high oxalic acid foods and have stayed away from them for the most part. When I started getting my headache and joint pain, I looked up plantains and oxalates online and realized they're supposedly high in oxalic acid. Has anyone else had this experience? Could it be because it's new for me? Maybe if I gradually add a few pieces each week, instead of a whole plantain, I'll be fine? I'd love some input.

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on March 29, 2014
at 02:50 AM

Unless, it's the sodium. I put a lot of salt on them to make them taste like chips. I rarely add salt to my food. I think high sodium can cause headache, skin issues and joint pain. I just took a powdered magnesium supplement in warm water with a banana for potassium and my symptoms are going away.

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