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Authen-tip: Quick Nutrition Tips for Migraines

If you have ever suffered through a migraine headache, you know how debilitating they can be! Migraine triggers can include food allergies, hormonal changes, and stress/anxiety. If you get these horrible headaches, be sure to include plenty of fresh and organic vegetables in your diet.  Eat as many leafy greens (kale, chard, spinach) as possible. Avoid artificial ingredients in foods (colorings, preservatives, etc.) as they can trigger or make your migraine worse. Stay clear of foods that have been shown to precipitate a migraine by causing a constriction of the blood vessels. Such foods include cheese, red wine, hot dogs, preserved meat, corn, and shellfish. Avoid foods with the amino acid tyramine found in avocados, bananas, cabbage, canned fish, dairy products, eggplant, hard cheeses, potatoes, raspberries, red plums, tomatoes, and yeast. Drink plenty of water and eliminate caffeine.