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Is Your Diet Causing Your Headaches?

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Many of us do not realize exactly how the foods we eat affect the way that we feel, overall. 

Generally, when we thinking of the foods we eat, we think of it as something that keeps us nourished and either helps us to gain weight or lose weight, depending on the type of foods that we eat.  The reality of it is, many of the things that we eat can trigger headaches.  In addition to that, eating to excess can also lead to problems with headaches. 

Let’s take a look at our diet and see if there is anything that we can improve to help avoid headaches.

One of the most important things for you to realize is that your diet is going to define who you are as an individual in many ways.  If you’re constantly eating sugary items, processed foods and eating on the run, you can expect to have a lot of different problems with your health, overall.  It is also possible that some of these items that you are eating are triggering headaches. This is a common thing that happens with the preservatives that are in processed foods, along with sugar.

Another consideration would be food allergies that you may be dealing with.  Many of us have food allergies or intolerances and don’t even realize that we have a problem.  The fact is, there are many different things that we could eat which could trigger allergies and cause headaches.  For example, we may have a slight allergy to nuts, dairy, chocolate or almost any other food item that we put into our mouth.  If it doesn’t cause severe problems that are typically tied to allergies, the corresponding headache may be pushed off as being from something else.

The easiest way for you to tell if you are having a difficulty with the food that you are eating is to keep a food diary.  Not only should you write down absolutely everything that you eat and drink during the day, you should also write down how you feel as well.  This can be a rather eye-opening experience after just a few days of doing so, you should be able to tell which foods are triggering the headaches that you are experiencing.  From that point, you can begin weeding them out of your diet and enjoy some days without headaches.

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