Video: Foods To Eat For Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Hi there. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Thanks for coming back. We're talking about mast cell activation syndrome. So, let's just continue on with this series. We're going to talk now about the right foods to eat, what are foods that are okay to eat when you've got this condition. So, basically, what you're thinking of is fresh food, minimally processed, you know, stuff that grows on the ground, in the ground, or runs around on the ground, not stuff that runs around inside a factory or comes off a conveyor belt, you know, or pops out of a machine when you put a dime in it. That's not really healthy kind of eating, is it? So, if we look at the low-histamine foods, I'll just go with my checklist here, so, freshly-cooked meat, poultry, fish, very good foods to eat if you've got a histamine problem, okay, and particularly meats that have been smoked or processed.
Eggs are generally fine, gluten-free grains, so you want to have rice or quinoa. These are generally okay to eat. Fresh fruits, there are many different fruits you can eat: watermelons, apple or kiwi fruit, cantaloupes, grapes, pears are quite good, green apples are quite good to eat, and of course the berries should be fine, too. I don't think the berries are a problem. Fresh vegetables, most all fresh vegetables are fine, but you want to avoid the tomatoes, or if you live in America, you say tomatoes. So, avoid tomatoes, spinach, eggplant, and … What was the fourth one? There were four, I think. Avocado. Watch out for avocado 'cause they can be a big problem with histamine. So, those four in particular watch out for: eggplants, spinach, avocado, and tomatoes. Watch out for them, but the rest should be generally okay to eat. Now, milks are okay, but you want to have dairy-free milk. You want to look at milk substitutes like hemp milk, or almond milk, or oat milk.
These are generally okay to eat. Olive oil is fine to use in cooking, and so is coconut oil, and sesame oil should be okay to use as well. Yeah, herbal teas, peppermint tea, camomile tea, these are all fine to have. So, it's quite a basic kind of diet when you think about it, but these are safe foods. These are foods that are generally fine to eat if you've got histamine kind of problems. I'm talking in the next video about foods to avoid. Thanks for tuning in..