A new 16-week randomized controlled study found that a diet rich in omega-3-rich fish, such as salmon, cod, and lake trout, reduced the frequency and severity of headaches in migraine sufferers. According to Beth MacIntosh, MPH, RD, clinical nutrition director at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill and coauthor of the study, dietary changes may have a significant impact on headache and migraine.
Can seafood trigger headaches?
Skipping meals/Low blood sugar: an underestimated trigger – Glucose, which is derived from carbohydrate foods, is the preferred source of fuel for the body and brain. Blood glucose levels are controlled by the hormones insulin and glucagon. Many factors can contribute to a drop in blood glucose levels, including eating too many high-sugar foods, not eating enough calories, exercising on an empty stomach, or skipping meals.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) has many symptoms, including the onset of a migraine attack. To ensure stable blood glucose levels, follow these recommendations: Limit sugary foods such as candy, cookies, and cakes. Replace refined grains (white bread, white pasta) with alternatives containing whole grains.
Try to consume breakfast within one hour of waking up, or at least some protein and slow-burning carbohydrates. Do not skip meals Carry high-protein, low-sugar snacks in your purse, bag, or vehicle. Each meal and snack should contain some fat (meat, cheese, nuts, seeds, coconut, avocados) and protein (meat, eggs, fish, nuts, seeds, tofu).