Foods To Avoid: Worst Foods For MCAS

Here is a list of foods that can trigger the release of histamine. As a result, it is best to avoid these items:

  1. Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit
  2. Bananas
  3. Chocolate
  4. Nuts such as peanuts, cashews, and walnuts
  5. Papaya
  6. Pineapple
  7. Shellfish
  8. Strawberries
  9. Avoid tomatoes and other nightshade family foods as they contain a chemical called lycopene that can cause indigestion and worsen allergy symptoms such as hot flashes, drop in blood pressure, and chest pain.
  10. Eggplant
  11. Spinach
  12. Avocados
  13. Wheat Germ
  14. Artificial preservatives and dyes
  15. Fermented foods such as vinegar, kefir, soy sauce, yogurt, sauerkraut
  16. Fermented drinks such as wine, beer, champagne, yogurt drinks, and kombucha
  17. Foods that contains yeast
  18. Foods with vinegar such as pickles, salad dressing, and mayonnaise
  19. Smoked or cured meats such as ham, sausages, bacon, pepperoni, and salami
  20. Smoked or cured fish such as sardines, smoked salmon, mackerel, anchovies, mahi-mahi, and tuna
  21. Soured foods such as sour dough breads and pastries, sour milk, sour cream, and buttermilk
  22. Dried and preserved fruits such as raisins, dates, apricots, figs, peaches, prunes, sultanas, and carobs
  23. Aged cheese such as parmesan cheese and goat cheese
  24. Energy drinks and sodas that block DOA enzyme to interacting with histamine
  25. Caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea