General Guidelines for what you can eat
Your best vegetable options for a diet low in salicylates, amines and glutamates are potato, lettuce, green beans, cabbage, celery, carrot, cucumber, asparagus, pumpkin, peeled zucchini and sweet potato. It is best to avoid avocado, bell pepper, eggplant, onion, mushroom, spinach and all tomato-based foods.
Most fruits contain high levels of salicylate and amine, including berries, grapes, dried fruits, kiwi, pineapple, ripe bananas and apple, peach and nectarine peels. Lower your exposure and stick mostly with peeled pears, canned pears in syrup and golden delicious or red delicious apples, or barely ripe bananas. You should also limit your fruit intake to no more than two servings a day.
Choose fresh, unprocessed meats such as beef, veal, lamb, chicken, fish and eggs. Remove the skin of chicken because it is high in amines and avoid aged meat because of its high salicylate, amine and glutamate content. You should also avoid sausage, bacon, ham, gravy, stocks, meat pies, canned fish and breaded fish.
Milk, butter and soft cheeses like cream cheese, ricotta and cottage cheese can be enjoyed freely if you do not have an intolerance to dairy or casein. Jarlsberg and Gruyere can also be enjoyed in small quantities by most people. All hard and aged cheeses should be avoided these are very high in amines like histamine and tyramine. Some people find lactose free milk or A2 milk a better option to standard milk,
When it comes to flavouring it is best to stick to garlic, saffron, chives, parsley. Very small amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg, chilli powder can be enjoyed occasionally by most people.
To find out what else you can eat download the RPAH ALLERGY UNIT FOOD INTOLERANCE Handbook-p1-33.
After trying many different diets recommended to be by various health professionals, i.e. anti candida, liver cleansing, Specific Carbohydrate Diet I was finally told by an allergist trained in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine to try a reduced Salicylate, Amines and Glutamate Diet. While the other diets helped somewhat, this diet has definitely provided me with the most substantial symptom relief.
Recipes I enjoy and share with my family can be found at FRIENDLIER FOOD.COM you are welcome to give them a try if you wish.
RPAH Allergy Unit