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PostHeaderIcon Do you know what triggers your migraines? #Giveaway

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DelightfulChaos.com GiveawayHave you ever tried to figure out what triggers a migraine for you? Most people I know say that alcohol is a big trigger for them. This is probably because alcohol increases blood flow to your brain, which can cause migraines and headaches. Red wine, beer, whiskey and champagne are the most common culprits. So keep the Jack & Coke coming but no wine! Just kidding.

There are also many foods that can trigger migraines. For those who suffer, it’s extremely important to identify those trigger foods.  By knowing what they are – and avoiding them – migraine sufferers can help reduce the frequency of their migraines.

Excedrin has developed The My Migraine Triggers™ iPhone app, which allows migraine sufferers to track the causes of their migraines. It’s very easy to use and can also be shared with your doctor.  It stores the information in easy to read charts and reports. Registered dietitian Keri Gans offers valuable information about potential migraine trigger foods that every sufferer should know. There are many foods and drinks that can trigger migraines, like citrus fruits, nuts, and foods that contain MSG. It’s important for folks to determine which foods are potential migraine triggers for them. By tracking their triggers, people can avoid them in the future, to help prevent or minimizing migraine attacks.

  • Tyramine: Tyramine is a substance found naturally in some foods, like aged cheese and red wine. It’s formed from the breakdown of protein as foods age. A good rule of thumb is that the longer a high-protein food ages, the higher the tyramine content. Some common foods that contain tyramine include: aged cheeses, red wine, alcoholic beverages and some processed meats.
  • Other potential migraine triggers include: artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame), chocolate, citrus fruits, coffee or tea, tannins, (like red-skinned apples or pears) caffeinated soda, foods that contain MSG, and nuts or nut butters.
  • Food For the brain: There is emerging science that suggests foods rich in magnesium, such as kale and broccoli, support healthy brain function. Try swapping kale for romaine in your salad at lunch to increase your magnesium intake.

If you are unorganized, like me, The My Migraine Triggers app is a great solution for figuring out what affects you. You don’t have to be a technical genius to work the app either so don’t worry about that. Excedrin® Migraine is the #1 neurologist recommended over-the-counter brand for migraine relief. It offers convenient and effective relief for migraines and was the first non-prescription medicine approved by the FDA to treat all the symptoms of a migraine.

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