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If you know or suspect that you are susceptible to migraines, try not to skip meals (skipping meals can cause blood sugar levels to drop); and make sure to drink adequate amounts of water to maintain proper hydration. Riboflavin is believed to increase energy reserves and is also protective against onset of migraine attacks. In addition, foods rich in magnesium, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C may be beneficial for migraine sufferers.

What You Should Eat & Why

Magnesium has been found to diminish frequency of the occurrence of migraine as well as reduce severity of migraine pain. Note: Because nuts are migraine trigger foods, avoid them, even though they are good sources of magnesium.
Leading Food Sources of magnesium: Spinach, Avocados, Barley, Quinoa, Brazil nuts, Amaranth, Buckwheat, Almonds, Sunflower seeds, Chocolate, Pumpkin seeds, Oysters

riboflavin (vitamin B2)
When taken in high doses, riboflavin has been shown to reduce the severity and the frequency of migraines. Experts speculate this is because migraine sufferers are believed to have uncharacteristically low energy reserves in their brains, and riboflavin boosts these energy supplies.
Leading Food Sources of riboflavin (vitamin B2): Avocados, Duck, Pork, fresh, Milk, Clams, Yogurt, Lamb, Mushrooms

Date Published: 05/03/2005
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