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The summer is fast approaching, and many of us are looking forward to having a two-scoop ice cream sundae at our summertime ice cream shop. But if you suffer from migraine headaches, think twice before you indulge in this tasty treat. Ice cream, chocolate, and nuts are all foods that may trigger migraine headaches.
Everyone has different migraine triggers, but there are some foods that are commonly associated with migraines.
A migraine headache is a complex headache that can have four stages. There’s often intense pain on one side of the head, lasting from a few hours to a few days.
A migraine headache can disrupt your life. Learn all about migraine headaches here.
According to Harvard Health Publishing, the consumer health education division of Harvard Medical School, there are many people who report a link between eating certain foods and migraines.
A study presented in the NIH National Library of Medicine Reports states in its conclusion that “if migraine-triggering foods are identified by migraine patients, restricting their intake can be an effective and reliable method to reduce migraine attacks.”
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Many foods are believed to be migraine triggers. Of course, these foods aren’t triggers for everyone. But keeping a food diary can help determine if they are triggers for you.
Caffeine can be a migraine trigger. It also can sometimes stop a migraine at its start.
And, if you suddenly stop drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages, the caffeine withdrawal can set off a migraine. The connection between caffeine and migraines is complex!
If you want to drink coffee or colas, keep it to a minimum, without sudden increases or decreases in consumption.
Tyramine, another migraine trigger, is a natural compound found in high-protein aged foods including aged cheeses, meats, and fermented beverages.
Aged cheeses to avoid include:
Tyramine is also found in red and balsamic vinegars, and in nuts and nut butters. Avoid peanuts, almonds, and peanut butter.
MSG is a migraine trigger, as well. MSG is a food additive used to enhance flavor. It’s commonly found in soy sauce and meat tenderizers, as well as in canned foods and soups and many other processed foods
Manufacturers often include MSG under “all natural preservatives” or “hydrolyzed protein.”
Wines, sparkling wines, and other alcoholic beverages, including beer, scotch, and champagne
Ice cream and other frozen foods and drinks
Artificial sweeteners, including aspartame
Yeast products, including bagels, doughnuts, sourdough bread
Cultured dairy products, including yogurt and sour cream
Some fresh fruits, including tomatoes, bananas, papayas, and raspberries
Onion and garlic
Tomato-based products like pizza
Dried fruits, including figs and dates
Some vegetables, including onions and corn
Beans, including lima, navy, fava, pinto, garbanzo, and lentils
Nitrates and nitrite containing foods including processed meats like bacon, deli meats, and hot dogs
Pickled foods, including olives and pickles
At this point, you may feel you can’t eat anything. But that’s far from the case. What you need to do now is find out which foods and additives are your migraine triggers.
The way to do this is to keep a food diary.
Start by getting a notebook and keep it with you during the day—even when you leave the house.
Write down everything you eat, and the time you eat it. This includes full meals and small snacks. If you have a piece of gum, write it down. Be as precise as possible in your description.
In the same diary, keep track of your migraine headaches.
If you get a headache within 20 minutes to 2 hours of eating a food, you have identified a possible food sensitivity. Look for common occurrences. For example, do you usually get a headache after eating peanut butter?
Then, eliminate that food from your diet and see if you reduce the number of headaches or lessened their severity.
If you find you have a sensitivity to a food, you may be sensitive to an additive in that food and not the actual food itself.
For example, if you get headaches after drinking lemonade, it may not be lemonade, but an artificial sweetener found in the lemonade mix you are using.
Determining the actual trigger will take further experimenting on your part. You can try drinking a different lemonade to see if you have the same reaction.
If you’re fine after drinking fresh lemonade but get a headache after using a specific lemonade mix, the trigger is most likely an ingredient in the mix—and not the lemons!
Look for Common Ingredients or Additives
Once you identify several food triggers, examine their lists of ingredients. If they all contain the same ingredient or additive, you may have identified a specific migraine trigger.
Discovering food sensitivities with a diary takes work and determination. But the prospect of fewer migraines makes it worthwhile.
Sometimes a small amount of caffeine consumed during a migraine attack can reduce its severity. But caffeine is also a trigger. So be aware you’re walking a fine line.
Leafy greens, fruits high in antioxidants and low sodium foods can also shorten migraine pain.
If you are feeling nauseated, bland unsalted saltine crackers or pears may help.
Fight migraines with a diet rich in fresh, unprocessed foods. The best diet for migraine sufferers includes fresh fruits and vegetables, lots of lean protein, and healthful whole grains.
A migraine prevention diet can include:
Whole-grain breads and crackers
Cereals without nuts or dried fruits
Lean protein in every meal
Dark leafy greens
Fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including salmon and mackerel
And be sure to stay hydrated with lots of unflavored water, and don’t skip meals.
If you suffer frequent headaches, contact us at Neuro Wellness for help.
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