Guest post by ProverbsThirtyone Sista
As far as fruits and veggies go, you have to find what triggers you. Not everything on the list may trigger your migraines, or it could be a combination of items which triggers them. Just be very attentive to what you are eating, and God will surely tell you what the problem is.
Many migraines are triggered by ALLERGIES. You need to find out what you are potentially allergic to and try to avoid foods which cause them. I had to learn this the hard way, but when I have allergic reactions to something, my inner ear throat and sinuses are affected, and that is where the migraines come in for me… as a result of an allergic reaction. I have had bouts with vertigo and dizziness all as a result of an allergic reaction.
Here are some things on that list you should DEFINTELY AVOID.
MSG (Monosodium Glutemate) this one is TRICKY because it is in MANY FOOD ITEMS you would never think it is in, seasonings, potato chips, ramen noodle seasoning (poison) sauces, can goods etc. You MUST check labels to see what is in your food. MSG is a chemical which messes with your brain and tricks you into thinking that food tastes good. Your body produces this naturally after you have had a good meal. It makes you feel good and satisfied… HOWEVER MSG is over 100 times stronger than what your body produces, and it will cause nerve damage over time if used. It is the marketing ploy of the century to trick consumers into eating more of a product.
Sulfates and Nitrates can be found in some wines (they are added) processed meats, etc. You should avoid this stuff like the plague. World Cancer Research Fund UK, states that one of the reasons that processed meat increases the risk of colon cancer is its content of nitrate. A small amount of the nitrate added to meat as a preservative breaks down into nitrite, in addition to any nitrate that may also be added. The nitrite then reacts with protein-rich foods (such as meat) to produce N-nitroso compounds (NOCs). Some types of NOCs are known to cause cancer. NOCs can be formed either when meat is cured or in the body as meat is digested.
Most additives should be avoided.
So many people have wheat (gluten) allergies, and they may not even know it. It is important to check for allergies in this area. You may be allergic to a type of wheat (I am allergic to buck wheat) so definitely check.
Dairy products are definitely a problem at times. They are highly acidic and can affect alkalinity in the body. If you must eat them, do so sparingly.
Last but not least… CORN SYRUP… or more specifically HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP is IMHO the #1 Cause of obesity in America. It is the #1 used sweetener in most processed foods. It’s in sodas, cereals, ketchup, toothpaste etc. It is very hard to avoid.
Read this article by a doc for more info. He says it better than I can.