If you haven’t heard about the health benefits of bone broth and Kombucha you may have been living under a rock? No, just kidding, its’ has been promoted for some time by the health conscious, Naturopaths, Nutritionists, Integrative GP’s.
In fact if you have these on your menu for brunch, you’ll be oh so cool & impress the fussiest of health foodies, due to all their goodness.
The benefits for the human body are pretty impressive. Juicy rich collagen good for almost everything like, bone connective tissue, skin, is anti-inflamatory, bone building, heals leaky gut & of course gut loving bacteria which is beneficial for every tummy and almost every health complaint. These 2 “superfoods” are a no brainer if you are conscious of giving your body all the goods. All you have to do is incorporate them into your diet.
EXCEPT when I added these in I had a strange thing take place that wasn’t so wonderful or healthy
I had a reaction, in my case an eczema type rash on my fingers which cracks and bleeds and is quite sore. I’ve had this reaction before to other foods, any guesses what it is? …………
Histamine, it’s a histamine reaction. Yep, confirmed by my Holistic GP, both these superfoods are super for most but not for all. Both are high in histamine so if you have histamine intolerances like me (a new thing that happened when I got sick) you’ll find that you’ll need to give these two beauties a miss until you get things under control.
Like all histamine reactions, they really don’t go away until you remove the culprit, so knowing your triggers is key. If you’ve been reacting & can’t put your finger on it, and are consuming these, remove them for 5 days and see if it improves. If it does, you’ve found one of your triggers.
Also note that that histamine intolerance symptoms can show in many ways and seems to be varied for most, including myself. I’ll have different symptoms to different foods. It can also look like –
Burning feeling in throat
Rashes on face
Swollen everything -eyes, belly, feet
Itchy spots etc…
The good news is you don’t have to miss out altogether, I’m still getting the goodness of collagen in but without the reactions but have to give the Kombucha a miss for the time being.
I use collagen peptides, like this one from Vital Proteins . Collagen peptides are protein, I use this instead of protein powder as it’s easier for me than having to wade through all the ingredients and fillers in protein powders (I can also react to these).
In fact protein powders can be full of unhealthy ingredients regardless if you’re reacting or not. Collagen Peptides have one ingredient – easy! and has no taste so you can put in in your coffee if you want to or your smoothie or porridge etc… Note that one serving is usually 2 scoops not one 🙂 check the label.
Regarding Kombucha or fermented anything actually, it’s an avoid for me however you may find an organic brand that allows you a glass or two where you survive without too much trouble.
However you don’t have to miss out all together, I use collagen peptides to get some collagen in without the reactions.
If you have histamine intolerances, help any one else out reading this and let us know in the comments how it shows up for you?