Decaf coffee, celeriac, shop bought beef
Ever since my partner came back from abroad he’s been waking me with a cup of decaf coffee in the morning. Sweet as it is, it hasn’t been doing my face any good. I’ve been having minor flare-ups in the morning which have confounded my vitamin experiments.
Decaf coffee is supposed to be allowed on the elimination diet, but when I looked it up in the salicylate list, it turns out it’s in the “moderate” column. I reacted to mango, which means it’s not surprising I’ve reacted to decaf coffee.
Shop bought beef is something else I definitely react to. I’m fine with the organic beef we buy from our local farm, but I’ve no idea how long the shop bought stuff has been hanging around in a vacuum pack. I react with a bit of a flare up of the skin, accompanied by a very hungry sensation in my stomach.
Speaking of which, we also tried some celeriac this week. There’s no information on the amine/salicylate content of celeriac. It’s a member of the celery family, which is allowed. I thought it would be worth a try. I reacted with serious hunger pangs a couple of hours after eating it. I already knew this: every time I’ve had it in the past I’ve reacted with abnormal hunger for the amount of carbs involved, and blamed it on “something in the celeriac”.
I’d be willing to bet money that the “something” in celeriac, shop bought beef, and bananas (bananas also make me abnormally hungry), is serotonin or histamine.