Avoid these food items that may trigger migraine

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Migraine is a severe throbbing pain or pulsing sensation, usually on one side or both sides of the head. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating and extreme sensitivity of light and sound. Migraine happens due to sudden contraction and relaxation of the blood vessels in the head. Experts say that some food items could trigger migraine in some people.

It is important to notice whether you get migraine after eating a particular food item. Some food items contain tyramine which can cause the blood vessels to expand.

Alcohol, red wine, food items that contain yeast, tamarind, cream, plum, tinned meat, liver, dry fish, eggplant and soy sauce are some of the food items that contain tyramine.

Cow’s milk, goat’s milk, wheat, egg, chocolate, orange, tomato, rice, fish, oats, sugar, yeast, shallots, grapes, soy chunks, pork, peanuts, walnuts, red meat, tea, coffee and cashews could trigger migraine in some people.

Chinese dishes that contain monosodium glutamate and frozen food items could be avoided if you suffer from severe migraine. Besides, foods that have artificial sweetener called aspartame too could be avoided.

Meanwhile, healthy food items that are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids and magnesium could be included in the regular diet. Green leafy vegetables, garlic and soybeans are rich sources of magnesium.

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