5 Foods That Trigger Migraine Headaches

5 Foods That Trigger Migraine Headaches


Hi there I’m Anna. Today I will discuss 5 Foods that trigger
migraine headaches. If you suffer from migraines regularly, you
might already have a list of causes that you take precautions against. But migraine headaches can be caused by all
types of different factors – even foods. Different types of food can be known to trigger
migraines due to the composition of the food. Sometimes, even food that is often encouraged
for a healthy lifestyle can set off someone’s migraine. A migraine can sometimes be hard to avoid,
but having the information on what types of food can set one off is a good starting point. Everyone is different, however, so keep track
of what you eat when a migraine occurs. 1. ALCOHOL
Alcohol of any type can trigger a migraine. The most common type of alcohol that is often
the cause of migraines happens to be dark liquors and red wines. Alcohol contains high levels of the amino
acid tyramine, which is a known cause of headaches. Alcohol also causes dehydration, which is
why you’re encouraged to drink water throughout the night when you go drinking to avoid a
hangover. But dehydration is another key trigger for
migraines. If you find that you’re often struck with
migraines after a glass or two of wine, you might want to cut it out of your diet entirely. 2. CHOCOLATE
As delicious and varied as it is, chocolate is also another culprit in the list of foods
that are known to trigger migraines. Chocolate contains tyramine, which is a known
cause of many migraines. Chocolate cravings often come during a time
of hormonal changes in women, such as during their menstrual cycle. With the body already unbalanced, introducing
high levels of thymine can set off a migraine. If you notice that your migraines come more
often when you get a chocolate craving, you might need to find a substitute, or eliminate
it from your diet altogether. 3. ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
There’s already been plenty of push back against artificial sweeteners in recent years,
and this could be another one. Aspartame is the name of a widely used artificial
sweetener, and it’s often found in low calorie desserts and diet sodas. It’s also sold as a replacement for sugar.Unfortunately,
this artificial sweetener is known to trigger a migraine. It’s best to skip the artificial sweeteners
altogether. They’re not as slimming for you as you may
think, and they also may be responsible for triggering a painful migraine episode. Skip the sweeteners, and go for the real deal
if you’re craving something sweet. 4. FAST FOOD
Everyone loves a quick burger and fresh fries from the drive through. Unfortunately, even your favorite value menu
item could be a cause of migraines. MSG, sulfites and nitrates are food additives
that are used to increase the shelf life of foods, which are often all used to keep your
food fresh and delicious.This may be costing you, though. These particular additives are known to trigger
migraines. Many different types of seasoning can also
contain a high level of these same additives, so be careful about where you get your quick
meals. 5. SALTY FOOD
Food that contains high levels of salt have also been known to be the culprit behind debilitating
migraines. Sodium is a mineral that our bodies need to
keep going. We’re often getting way more than we need
due to the amount of sodium that’s put into prepackaged food. Higher than necessary levels of sodium often
work hand-in-hand with food additives, which makes eating those types of food a hair trigger
for a migraine. Keep an eye out on the labels of your quick
snacks and make sure you’re not getting more sodium than necessary. FINAL THOUGHTS ON FOOD & MIGRAINE HEADACHES
Keep an eye out on everything you eat and whether or not those types of foods tend to
trigger a migraine. There’s lots of variation in lifestyle and
food between people. Everyone has different genetics and some foods
trigger migraine headaches more in some people more than others. Your body can give you subtle signals about
what is best for you. If you enjoy watching this video please share
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