As a general rule: foods that are aged or fermented to enhance the flavor are to be eliminated. Examples: blue cheese, roquefort, parmesan, romano, cheddar, smoked brie, etc. miso, braggs, soy or tamari sauce, sardines, herring, smoked fish, chicken livers, snails, red wine, vermouth, beers (including non-alcoholic), strong coffee, chocolate, cream, yogurt and sauerkraut. As much as possible omit salt from your diet.
Other food types to avoid include: Dried fruits, canned figs, raisins, walnuts, overly ripe bananas, avocados, beans (particularly broad beans such as fava or lima). Nutritional yeast, Brewer’s yeast, all vitamins, any supplements and protein drinks containing the amino acid TYRAMINE.
All the above foods contain high quantities of the amino acid L-Tyrosine that produces the contra-indicated chemical tyrosine in the body that causes the potentially negative reaction. This substance can be stored in the body for up to three days. Avoiding the above items is highly recommended.