There’s nothing like a pounding headache or migraine to make you seek refuge in a dark, quiet room and hide from the world. If you suffer with chronic headache pain, you are not alone. Around 10 million people aged 15-69 in the UK suffer from migraines, while headaches are amongst the most common neurological reasons for attending A&E.
So if you are struggling with a Headache or Migraine then consider amending what you consume to start improving the situation.
- Avoid MSG
Foods that have been pickled, fermented, or otherwise marinated often contain monosodium glutamate, also known as MSG. MSG is a flavour enhancer that has been shown to trigger migraines.
Foods that contain MSG: Canned soup, frozen foods, processed foods, seasonings, and canned vegetables.
- Avoid too much Caffeine
- Avoid Tyramine
Tyramine is not a food additive. This compound is organically produced when the amino acid tyrosine breaks down, which can happen when foods are preserved, fermented, or aged for a long time.
Foods that contain tyramine: Cheese, dried and cured meats, smoked fish, bacon, sausage, hot dogs, and pepperoni.
- Avoid Aspartame
Some people report that aspartame, a common artificial sweetener, can also be a migraine trigger. So take note when consuming diet beverages, light yogurts, sugar-free sweets, low-calorie desserts, and other foods and beverages made with this artificial sweetener.
- Take fewer meds
Most often over the counter pain killers have lots of caffeine in them.
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