The world is full of recipes – from how to make a ham sandwich to how to cook like a cordon bleu chef. So its not surprising that a search of the internet will reveal thousands upon thousands of migraine diet recipes. The aim of migraine diet recipes are threefold. Firstly they try to remove the triggers – types of food that bring on a migraine. Secondly they attempt to introduce food that helps to ward off migraines. And thirdly, they should promote overall good health.
What Makes For A Good Migraine Diet Recipe
The first thing to consider is that a migraine diet recipe is not medicine. It is meant to create food that is to be eaten and enjoyed, just like any other. Just like a vegetarian diet or a kosher one, eating to fight off migraines is a lifelong commitment and so the food that the migraine diet recipes creates should be tasty and appealing to the person eating it. Eating food that is tasteless or tastes bad can be as bad, over a period of time, as the migraine itself. So taste is a critical part of the migraine diet recipe.
Next comes weight control. Migraine diet recipes are not meant to help you lose weight. But being overweight can make migraines even more difficult to bear. Keep your weight loss effort, if you need it, separate from your migraine recipes and when reach the weight you want to be, then switch over to migraine diet recipes. These should be such that you do not start to put on weight again.
There are two types of food the recipes should avoid – the ones that are plain and simple not good for you. This is just common sense. The fitter your diet makes you; the better you will be able to fight off the migraines and also to bear with them when you do get them. The second food types that the recipes avoid are the migraine triggers – those foods that are commonly suppose to bring on a migraine. There is still much debate about what thee foods are, of start by doing some research, in books and on the internet, into what specific foods and ingredients should be kept out of a migraine diet recipe. These lists are never exhaustive and each person will have different triggers. You will need to keep a record of your migraine diet plan and identify which foods and ingredients’ are your own personal migraine triggers and remove those recipes from your list.
The search you do will also reveal some food groups that are supposed to be good in preventing migraines or helping you to fight off the headaches when they do occur. Add these to your migraine diet recipes.
Using migraine diet recipes does not make you an invalid. It is not something that will change who you are or how you live. All these recipes will do is to help you in your fight against migraines and by doing so, improve the quality of your life.