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Foods And Beverages To Avoid If You Are Taking MAOI

Foods to Avoid Completely

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Cheese, particularly strong or aged cheeses (cottage cheese and cream cheese are OK)

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Beer and ale: particularly tap beers, beers from microbreweries, and strong ales

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Red wine: especially Chianti

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Brewer's yeast tablets or yeast extracts

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Pods of fava beans, also called Italian green beans (regular green beans are safe) 

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Meat or fish that is smoked, dried, fermented, unrefrigerated, or spoiled, including:

.fermented or air-dried sausages, such as salami and mortadella

.pickled or salted herring

.liver (beef or chicken), especially old chicken liver (fresh chicken liver is safe) 

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Overripe bananas or avocados (most fruits are completely safe) 

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Sauerkraut

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Some soups, including those made from beef bouillon or Asian soup stocks (e,g. miso soup)

Foods or Beverages That May Cause Problems in Large Amounts

White wine or clear alcohol, such as vodka or gin

Sour cream

Yogurt: (If yogurt is pasteurized and is less than 5 days old, it is safe.)

Soy sauce

Nutrasweet

Chocolate

Caffeine in beverages (Caffeine is present in coffee, tea , soda and chocolate)

Source: David D. Burns, M.D.: The Feeling Good Handbook ( Plume)

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