Many foods and beverages contain histamine. Some trigger the release of histamine in the gut.
Individuals who are sensitive or intolerant to dietary histamine react in a number of ways, from digestive disturbances to sneezing and congestion, red/watery eyes, flushed skin, even hives and headache.
**While histamine is found in a wide variety of foods. Some foods may additionally stimulate the release of histamine within the body. These foods are known as “histamine liberators”
Alcoholic beverages present a “triple-threat” to histamine levels by:
1. Introducing histamine levels
2. Liberating histamine
3. Blocking the activity of DAO in the gastrointestinal tract.