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Headache Diet - What to Eat and What to Avoid

What headache diet do you recommend?

migraine headache dietHeadaches can range from being just annoying to completely debilitating, especially if they are migraine or cluster headaches.

The types of foods that you eat can be responsible for causing headaches especially if you are allergic to one or more of the foods that you eat.

Food sensitivity can also be a cause. For example tyramine and phenylalanine are substances found in food and food additives that commonly cause tension and migraine headaches.

Discover foods to eat and foods to avoid in preventing and treating chronic headaches.

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Foods to Eat
  • Have small portions of meals rather than large meals. This will prevent large swings in blood sugar levels.

  • Avoid dehydration and toxic buildup of waste in the body. Drink eight glasses of water throughout the day.
  • Eat more calcium and magnesium rich foods. Foods rich in calcium include green vegetables, beans and soy products. Foods rich in magnesium include green vegetables, beans and bananas. Another good option is to take calcium and magnesium pills.

  •  Make sure you get enough fiber in your diet. This will help your body get rid of toxins and to prevent constipation.


Foods to Avoid
  • Tyramine rich foods can trigger tension and migraine headaches. Tyramine containing foods include cheese, deli meats, smoked meats, wine, alcohol, vinegar, sour cream, chocolate and sausage.

  • Also phenylalanine can be a trigger for tension and migraine headaches. Avoid monosodium glutamate (MSG), processed foods (nitrates) such as processed meats and hot dogs, and the artificial sweetener aspartame.
  • Cut back on or eliminate drinking alcohol, wine, caffeine and sugary candies.

  • Avoid any type sweets and candies as they can cause blood sugar levels to go up and down quickly. This can cause headaches in some people.
What's a good product that works?

The product Headache Soothe can be useful in treating and preventing headaches. As the company guarantees their products to be effective there is nothing for you to lose (except your headaches).


Want more information on all the natural remedies and supplements for curing headaches?

See Remedies for Headaches to get a list of effective herbs and supplements for preventing and treating headaches.
Do you suffer from migraine headaches?

We have created a complete set of articles to answer all your questions on migraine headache specifically. See Migraine Cures for the full details.
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Revised: March 2, 2011

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