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Vasoactive Amine Food – Guidelines

Vasoactive Amine Foods

Vasoactive amine foods contain chemicals that can alter blood vessel activity and may trigger migraine or other vascular headaches. Every person will have different degrees of sensitivity and can tolerate varying amounts of exposure.

Vasoactive amines may naturally be found in certain foods or are produced during fermentation, aging and storage in other foods

Vasoactive Amine Food List

“Accent” or MSGOrange
Alcoholic Beverages (All Types)Pickled Herring
BananasPlums, Prunes and Prune Juice
ButtermilkPods of Broad-beans (Fava, Big Lima and Pinto Beans)
CaffeinePrepared Meat – Canned, Bacon, Sausage, Lunch meat, Ham etc. Any Meat that contains NITRATE preservatives (E249 – E252
Cheese (Exc. Cream Cheese, Ricotta and Cottage cheeseChicken Livers
ChocolateRaisins, Grapes and Grape Juice
Cola DrinksSour Cream
Figs, CannedSoy Sauce
Meat TenderizerYeast Extract