Today I rely on my diet as very important part of my Migraine Plan to keep my migraine-free, but it is not the end all. I had to take a look at all potential triggers and get my internal environment as free from all of them as possible, and that included the medications I was taking as well as the regularity of my sleeping, eating, and hydrating.
Besides my regular consumption of caffeine, there were numerous trigger foods that I consumed daily. These trigger foods I am speaking of now are considered healthy by most, but to me and my migraines they were toxic. I love my fruits! I usually had raisins or some other dried fruit, a banana, orange juice or a clementine all before noon and then I would inevitably be eating tomatoes or something seasoned with lemons and limes at lunch. I believe these triggers are cumulative and the more I had the more likely to have a migraine. These days I stick to blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries on my breakfast cereal and pick an apple, pear, or grapes to snack on. I had no idea I was poisoning myself with these yummy citrus fruits! I do miss them, but I don't miss the headaches.
I eliminated these fruits:
raisins and dried fruits preserved with sulfites
I eat these migraine-friendly fruits:
melon (cantaloupe and honeydew)