For anyone here who is histamine sensitive, what types of protein do you eat, and how much (g/day)?
I'm soo confused by the conflicting lists of permitted foods, and by trying to incorporate it into a paleo diet framework.
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on August 17, 2013
at 11:57 PM
There is a site that did a poll with over 800 histamine intolerant patients, to see which foods tend to be well tolerated. Very valuable info. Here is the link
Based on the ratings, it seems potatoes are very well tolerated. Perhaps that can be used as a source of protein? 2.5 pounds of potatoes gives you 20 grams protein, and yields only 780 calories. Unlike most plant foods, potatoes are a "complete protein", providing a good balance of all the essential amino acids.
Bear in mind, the protein requirements for an adult male is roughly 50 grams. So 1000 calories from potatoes gives you half your protein intake, with minimal histamine.
on August 15, 2013
at 07:34 PM
I'm doing a low histamine diet and experimenting with meat. I'm eating grass fed/finished beef and work with the farm to get it as fresh as possible as to minimize histamine formation. I try to cook it as quick as possible and then freeze any I'm not eating right away. I currently am eating about 7.5 oz a day. So far it seems to be going ok but only time will tell.
Before I definitely had problems with slow cooked meats and with not handling/cooking it properly. This new process seems to be much better.
on August 16, 2013
at 12:00 PM
I've done an insane amount of research into histamines.
I've placed all my web clippings and findings in the public evernote notebook:
Despite all of this, it's still unclear as to whether beef (because it's intentionally aged) is actually worse than chicken (without the skin).
on August 16, 2013
at 01:46 AM
currently looking in to this a bit myself,
one of the 'treatments' i have read about to reduce histamine is to supplement with Methionine & avoid foods that are high in Histidine (a precursor for histamine).
Methionine & Histidine are both amino acids, the problem is, all foods that are high in methionine seem to be high in histidine as well.
The best 'food' i have found so far where methionine outweighs histidine by a reasonable amount is egg whites (or egg white protein powder)...(if anyone knows of others, please comment, thx).
as mentioned in my comment above, i recently had a blood test that showed my blood histamine levels were above range. other things to google which could be of relevance to you, are undermethylation & histadelia (high histamine).