Three Foods that May Trigger Headaches
Having a headache can make it difficult to complete day-to-day tasks. While almost everyone has endured a headache at some point, there are some individuals who are much more susceptible to them.
Those who regularly suffer from headaches may want to be careful about their consumption of the following foods, which may trigger these painful spells:
- Aged cheese – Swiss, cheddar, and Gouda are some of the cheeses worth skipping for those who suffer from headaches. That’s because aged cheese contains higher amounts of tyramine, which forms as proteins in cheese break down, and which may trigger headaches.
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG) – While MSG is not a food itself (it is an additive found in soy sauce and cheaper food items, such as chips and fast food), it may cause headaches. That’s because MSG dilates blood vessels and stimulates certain nerves in the brain.
- Nitrites – Found in deli meats and foods that have been canned or pickled, nitrites are a preservative that is said to cause the widening of blood vessels, possibly resulting in headaches.
If a headache persists for a prolonged period of time, you should make sure to contact a doctor. However, when a headache is relatively mild, taking it easy can be the perfect solution. Anyone who wants to relax, whether it’s to ward off a headache or to simply de-stress from the rigors of daily life, will find it easy to do so in our apartments close to The Villages, FL. We have an inviting community pool, a clubhouse area equipped with free Wi-Fi access, and a social room with billiards and flat-screen TVs. To learn more about PepperTree Apartment Homes, contact our office today.