Foods To Eat: Best Foods For MCAS

Taking supplements only cannot cure you from this condition. In order to completely eliminate the problem, you have to eat the right foods and get into healthy eating habits. Here is a checklist of new eating habits you should adopt:

  1. Cut out as much processed foods as possible. That means anything that has been treated in somewhat in a factory and put through a machine.
  2. Eat as much fresh foods as possible. That includes fresh vegetables, meats, and fish.
  3. Avoid meats that have been smoked or processed.
  4. Choose gluten-free grains over gluten grains. Some great choices are rice, buckwheat, and quinoa.
  5. Choose dark green vegetables as they tend to be higher in bioflavonoids and vitamin B6. Broccoli is one of the best choices as they contain anti-inflammation properties as well as a chemical called Leuteolin that acts as a mast cell stabilizer. (Other foods that contain Leuteolin are green pepper, celery, thyme, dandelion, carrots, parsley, olive oil, rosemary, oregano, navel oranges, and peppermint).
  6. Fresh fruits that are high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Grapes, cherries, red peppers, kiwis, apple, pears, and mangos are great choices. Watermelon is also wonderful as it actually contains a special chemical that helps to suppress allergic reactions. However, avoid citrus fruits as they tend to trigger release of histamine.
  7. Eggs should be eaten in moderation as it is known to be one of the foods that exacerbate allergy symptoms.
  8. Herbal tea without caffeine.
  9. Opt for dairy-free milk such as hemp milk, coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, and rice milk
  10. Opt for olive oil and coconut oil in cooking.
  11. Eat foods that are rich in DAO enzyme (they are also known as diamine oxidase) that helps to speed up the breakdown of histamine.
  12. Avoid foods with citric acid additives as it can trigger activation of mast cells. That means soda, juice, preserved foods, and even some milk sources should be avoided. Just to be safe, always read the food labels.
  13. Avoid cooking with plastic as the estrogen-like chemicals can trigger mast cell activation.