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
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
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.
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...
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 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!