Chester's Article On Dieting Headaches

I have a headache. I'm dieting...

Headache, Perhaps From a Diet

Headache perhaps from a diet

This headache may come from a diet

Our Introduction To Dieting Headaches

Chester suggests that you keep a headache diary to help solve your headache problems. By the way, this advice is good for all headache suffers, not only dieters.

Is Your Diet Giving You One Big Headache?
By: Chester

Are you running for the medicine cabinet as soon as you feel the slight pang of a headache coming on? I think we all do. There is a way we can be more proactive and decrease the amount of headaches we get simply by looking at our diet.

Research shows that some headaches, primarily the severe migraine type, can be triggered by what we eat. Experts suggest keeping a headache diary. Look for patterns to see which foods or beverages consistently cause headaches. Once you've identified a potential trigger, cut it out of your diet and see if the result is fewer headaches.

Tyramine
Formed from the breakdown of protein as it ages, tyramine is found in red wine, overripe bananas, beer, ale, nuts, seeds, soy, chocolate, pickled foods, and some aged cheeses.

Caffeine
Over two cups of coffee a day means increased blood flow to the brain.

Alcohol
Alcohol can trigger a headache or cause dehydration and lead to a hangover headache.

MSG
The increased sodium intake MSG may result in a hangover-type or migraine headache.

Tannins
Usually associated with red wine, tannins are also found in apple juice, blackberries, coffee, tea, chocolate, and carob.

Nitrites
This food additive, found in processed meats such as hot dogs and lunchmeat, can increase blood flow to the brain and cause a migraine.

Ice cream
This dessert and other very cold foods can irritate a nerve in the back of the throat and bring on "brain freeze," which can trigger a headache.

If the diary is too tedious for you, at least try to lower consumption on the above items and see if you donít notice a change in the number of headaches you experience. Always remember to drink lots of water throughout the day to fend off unwanted head tension.

By: chester

Article Directory: http://www.articledashboard.com Chester is a health nutrition consultant and is the owner of -Astronutrition a provider of premium health nutrition and sports supplements. Check out our Health and Fitness Blog!

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