Chinese Restaurant Syndrome Symptoms

  • Angio-oedema
  • Arrhythmia
  • Asthma
  • Flushing
  • Migraine headache
  • Rhinitis
  • Tachycardia
  • Urticaria

CRS = Histamine Intolerance?

When you look at the chinese restaurant syndrome (CRS) symptoms it is very well possible that it is a histamine food intolerance. See for example Chin et al. (1989) : "Calculations involving representative amounts of food that can be consumed at a typical oriental meal suggest that, in some cases, histamine intake may approach toxic levels."

We refer to the Histamine-Intolerance.info website for further information.

Food to avoid 

Food which may cause symptoms are for example:

  • Fish paste/sauce/dried
  • Shrimp paste/sauce/chips
  • Soy sauce/fermented cake
  • Vinegar
  • Glutamate (a flavor enhancer)

 

There is a large range in histamine content for different brands!

The threshold for symptoms differ from person-to-person and depend on the food history.

When you go to a restaurant you do not always know which ingredients have been used so the best would be to cook your own dish with fresh ingredients!



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