Tyramine free food

Dont know how old this is , but it may help.

More stuff:
mc.vanderbilt.edu/neurology/ … 227101.pdf

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Tyramine-Free Diet

Why this diet?
Foods to avoid
Best bets
Tyramine is a natural substance formed from the breakdown of protein as food ages. It is found in aged, fermented, or spoiled foods. Generally speaking, the longer a high-protein food ages, the greater the tyramine content. Aged cheeses have the highest levels of tyramine. Some foods contain bacterial enzymes that convert tyrosine (an amino acid in foods) to tyramine.

Why do people follow this diet?
A tyramine-free diet is prescribed for people who are sensitive to tyramine, such as migraine sufferers, or those taking prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants, such as phenelzine (Nardil®). Under normal circumstances, tyramine and dopamine are metabolized to their harmless metabolites by the enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO). Drugs that inhibit MAO also inhibit the metabolism of tyramine and dopamine, leading to elevated levels of these substances in the bloodstream.

What are the symptoms?
Excessive levels of tyramine can cause headache, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, and hypertensive crisis (dangerously high blood pressure).

What do I need to avoid?
To avoid tyramine ask about ingredients at restaurants and others’ homes, and read food labels. The following list is not complete. Consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet. Items listed below that are marked with an asterisk (*) contain high to very high amounts of tyramine.

Dairy products to avoid:

Aged cheeses*: Blue, Boursault, Boursin, Brick (natural), Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Colby, Emmenthaler, Gruyere, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Provolone, Romano, Roquefort, Stilton, and Swiss
American cheese
Processed cheese
Sour cream
Alcoholic beverages to avoid:

Distilled spirits
Draft beer (including some non-alcoholic beers)*
Note: Some experts believe wine and domestic bottled or canned beers are safe when consumed in moderation. Consult your doctor if you are taking MAOI drugs or have migraine headaches and wish to consume wine or domestic beer.

Meat and fish to avoid:

Canned meats*
Commercial gravies or meat extracts*
Fermented (hard) sausages*: Bologna, pepperoni, salami, summer sausage, Genoa salami
Fish (unrefrigerated, fermented)
Game meat*
Liver (beef or chicken)
Meat tenderizer
Pickled herring*
Potentially spoiled meat, poultry, or fish
Salted, dried fish, such as herring, cod, or camlin*
Shrimp paste
Fruits and vegetables to avoid:

Avocados (especially overripe)*
Bananas (contain dopamine)
Bean curd
Chinese pea pods*
Chinese vegetables, mixed*
Fava beans (overripe; contain dopamine)*
Figs (overripe)*
Green bean pods*
Italian flat beans*
Miso soup
Raisins (permitted on diets not restricted in dopamine)
Red plums*
Soybean products
Yeast extracts*: Marmite, Vegemite, etc.
Miscellaneous foods to avoid:

Bouillon and other soup cubes*
Breads or crackers containing cheese*
Caffeine: coffee, tea, colas
Protein-containing foods that have been stored improperly, or that may be spoiled*
Protein extracts*
Soups containing items that must be avoided*
Soy sauce*
Yeast concentrates or products made with them*
Yeast breads, homemade with substantial quantities of yeast*
Two cases of a possible interaction between aspartame (NutraSweet®) and phenelzine, an MAOI drug, have been reported.

An analysis of pizzas from large commercial chain outlets found no significant tyramine levels in any of the pizzas tested, including those with double pepperoni and double cheese. The authors of this study concluded that pizzas from large chain commercial outlets are safe for consumption with MAO inhibitors. However, they recommended caution when ordering from smaller outlets or with gourmet pizzas that may use aged cheeses.

The same study found marked variability in the tyramine content of soy products, including significant amounts of tyramine in tofu when stored for a week, and high tyramine content of one of the soy sauces. All soybean products should be avoided.

Herbs Although St. John’s wort contains chemicals that bind MAOI in test tubes, the action of St. John’s wort is not thought to be due to MAOI activity. However, because St. John’s wort may have serotonin reuptake inhibiting action (similar to the action of drugs such as fluoxetine [Prozac®]), it is best to avoid using of St. John’s wort with MAOI drugs. Ephedra (Ephedra sinica), ginseng (species not specified), and Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) are also known to interact with phenelzine and should be avoided by anyone taking an MAOI drug.

Best bets
The following foods are low in tyramine and can be consumed in moderation.

Note: These foods are not tyramine-free. The quantity you eat will affect the amount of tyramine you consume.

Beverages, breads, and fats (all, except those specifically to be avoided)
Cottage cheese, ricotta, cream cheese, soft farmer’s cheese, and milk
Meat, poultry, fish, and shellfish (fresh or frozen)
Vegetables and fruits (most, except those specifically to be avoided)
Oranges: limit to one small orange per day (1 mg of tyramine)
Tomatoes: limit to 1/2 cup [100 grams] per day
Are there any groups or books associated with this diet?



Red cherries? Cranberries? I dunno. I really dunno, Jen.