If I eat anything below 70%cocoa chocolate, even if I only eat 1-2 squares [10-15gram] I get an almost instantaneous hot flush, my forehead gets moist - not fun.
anyone else have this? if so, do you react similarly to any other foods? which ones? tnx
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Chocolate is very high in biogenic amines: Tyramine (TYR) and Phenylethylamine (PEA). These amines can cause headaches, skin redness and hot flushes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biogenic_amine
Vinegar: very high in histamine, just another biogenic amine.
This reference leads to a webpage of a woman who suffered for many years and had to find out in the end, that she has food intolerances when it comes to biogenic amines: http://biogenicaminewoman.tumblr.com/biogenicamines
That Paleo Guy is histamine intolerant: http://thatpaleoguy.blogspot.com/2011/04/histamine-intolerance.html
I get the same thing and haven't spoken to anyone else who gets it. It's hard to explain but it feels like a cold flush to my cheeks and it only happens when I eat chocolate.
I get the same thing whenever I eat something high in Salicylates.
Yes! Me! With Chocolate and only chocolate. I can feel the heat rising to my face moments after I have a mouthful of the delicious stuff. It doesn't last more than a second or two, and it doesn't hurt. I have never found anyone else who has had this happen.
One of our Athletes had the same Issue and we had to recommend he stop eating chocolate. Chocolate is very high in Biogenic Amines. Check if you have a food intolerance with your doctor.
Hope this help! Good Luck!
I've never heard of anyone else that this happens too! Glad I'm not alone! My face feels super hot and almost moist if I have too much of any kind of chocolate. It happens whether my chocolate is unsweeted or high in sugar. I would also love to find some answers as to why.
I don't know why it happens, but happens to me too. It doesn't hurt or anything like that. I wonder if it's a sign we will become diabetic? Or like someone said, maybe a mild allergy. But everytime I eat straight chocolate, my cheeks under my eyes and my forehead get a warm flush I guess you call it. Doesn't last long and goes away. Glad I'm not alone!
My face goes cold after eating a large quantity (about 50 grams) of chocolate, mainly chocolate on its own and not a chocolate bar with other ingredients.
I get it after bananas, white potatoes or anything high in sugar.
I get hot flushes - Both of my cheeks go pink and my whole face feels clammy after eating white potatoes - Mashed, baked or boiled. When I eat chips (french fries), which is once in a blue moon, I am fine. I think it's the starch level/sugars in the potato which causes this reaction. I don't really eat chocolate and when I do its 85%+. Do you find that you experience hot flushes from any other types of food?
I had something similar happen to me with a sweet potato, I think it was a big spike in blood sugar.....it was miserable for sure!!
If I eat dark chocolate on an empty stomach I don't feel well afterwards, did you have something in your system? Again, it might be a rush of caffeine that's too much for your system at once or sugar...