In recent years the humble coconut has increased its status from being considered almost a health risk to being an ever more popular ‘superfood’.
The Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI) published a histamine elimination diet in 2015. Based on their research, and that of other reputable sources, coconut was originally included as a “safe” food in previous editions of “Is Food Making You Sick? The Strictly Low-histamine Diet”.
The team behind the book is always updating it to reflect the latest scientific research.
Coconut, which is still listed as “well-tolerated” by SIGHI, is no longer recommended for HIT sufferers. It has been added to the “foods to avoid” list in the book. Recipes have been revised accordingly. Look for the 2017 edition of the book. The date is printed on the front cover and on the title page.
The Strictly Low Histamine Diet is just that – strict. Our aim is to exclude any foods that possess even a minimal chance of aggravating the condition.