Cashew Mayonnaise is a low histamine alternative to mayonnaise. It is so delicious and creamy, that not only does it do the job of mayonnaise, but even if I could eat mayonnaise I would choose Cashew Mayonnaise.
The secret ingredient in Cashew Mayonnaise is of course raw cashews. Raw cashews are the lowest nut in amines and histamines and in the absence of a nut allergy or oxalate intolerance or copper issues is reliably tolerated whereas other nuts are often problematic.
Did you know that many herbs contain more anti-oxidants than berries? Lemon Balm is one such herb.
Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) is a plant in the mint family. Lemon Balm has a delicate leaf with a very subtle lemon floral flavour. The plant is also prolific making it a productive member of a home garden.
One of the hardest whole foods to avoid when you are on a low histamine diet is tomato. It has become a staple in so much mediterranean cooking that it is almost difficult to avoid it even in the humble salad.
My approach towards eating has gradually evolved towards whole foods that are good for me rather than finding ways to replicate the foods that I cannot eat. So I just eat chicken (rather than high histamine beef) and peaches (rather than high histamine strawberries). No problem.
A new celebrity diet plan, The I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program , has polarised nutrition experts by banning fruit. Fruit is judged by the 8-week program to be “not nutritionally dense” so eliminated. So is fruit really junk food now?
Sarah Wilson is a health coach, who has tried and tested the 8-week program. She concluded that quitting fruit was only crucial whilst detoxing from other sugar and that could then be reintroduced.