Histamine and Circle C Farm Fresh Meats

Circle C Farm Meats are Fresh, Not Aged… and typically go from harvesting to packaging in 24-48 hours, reducing the buildup of histamines naturally.

 

What are histamines and how do they effect the body?

Histamines are a type of chemical that is naturally produced by the body's immune system in response to injury, infection, or an allergic reaction. They play a crucial role in the body's defense mechanism by triggering inflammation, increasing blood flow, and stimulating the production of mucus to protect the affected area.

When histamines are released, they bind to special receptors on nearby cells, causing them to become inflamed, red, and itchy. This can result in symptoms such as swelling, hives, runny nose, and itching.

Histamines can also cause smooth muscle contraction, which can lead to stomach cramps, diarrhea, and difficulty breathing. In severe cases, a sudden release of histamines can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

Histamines can be produced by the body in response to a range of triggers, including allergens, food, insect bites, and stress. Antihistamine medications work by blocking the action of histamines and can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as allergies, hay fever, and hives.

 

The histamine content of meat is primarily determined by the age and handling of the meat, rather than the source of the meat.

Fresh meat, regardless of its source, contains little to no histamines. However, histamine levels can increase as meat ages or undergoes certain processing techniques such as curing or fermentation. This can be problematic for individuals who are sensitive to histamines or have histamine intolerance.

If you are looking to manage histamine intolerance or sensitivity, it is important to understand which foods are high in histamines and to avoid or limit those foods.

Fresh meats can be a suitable protein source for individuals with histamine intolerance or sensitivity, but it is also important to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian to develop a personalized approach to managing histamine-related symptoms.

 

What foods reduce histamine?

Some foods which are reported as having lower histamine levels include most fresh produce, fresh meat, certain fresh/frozen fish, eggs including quail eggs and most fresh herbs.

What foods reduce histamine?

Some foods which are reported as having lower histamine levels include most fresh produce, fresh meat, certain fresh/frozen fish, eggs including quail eggs and most fresh herbs.

Here are some of our favorites:

  • Fresh/frozen meat
  • Fresh/frozen fish
  • Eggs
  • Mozzarella
  • Ricotta
  • Quinoa
  • Tapioca
  • Asparagus

 

 

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