Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the symptoms of histamine intolerance?

Histamine is involved in the immune system, and it’s present in certain foods. If you have histamine intolerance, your body will react to it with inflammation, fatigue, congestion and other symptoms.

Additionally, if you’ve had damage to your stomach or your intestines you could be deficient in a certain enzyme that helps you break down histamines.


  • Headaches

  • Migraines

  • Stuffy sinuses

  • Diarrhea

  • Asthma

  • Palpitations

  • Red skin

  • Hives/itchiness

  • Vertigo

  • Low blood pressure

Consuming foods high in histamines

Consuming foods high in histamines will cause them to be high in your body. Your body as a result can treat them as dangerous compounds and activate your immune system when they are detected, causing a reaction to them.


Avoid the following foods:

  • wine

  • vinegar

  • aged cheeses

  • cured meats

  • alcohol

  • avocado

  • canned foods

  • chocolate

  • black tea

  • eggs

  • mustard

  • nuts

  • soy

  • spinach

  • strawberries

  • tomatoes

  • Replace some of those foods with foods that are low in histamines:

    • asparagus

    • bell pepper

    • blueberries

    • cabbage

    • cauliflower

    • grass-fed beef

    • leafy green vegetables

    • turkey

    • white fish

    • green tea

    • liver

    • squash

    • zucchini

  • Consume grass-fed kidney

  • Consume liverwurst

  • Consume Mormon tea

  • Do periodic prolonged fasting

  • Support your digestion

Last updated: May 07, 2023 22:03 PM