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Use Your Head When Eating
Watching what you eat could diminish your risk of a migraine, says Keri Gans, R.D., the author of The Small Change Diet ($15, amazon.com): “Many people know that aged cheeses and red wines trigger migraines,” she says. “But the substances in some fruits—tyramine in citrus and tannin in red-skinned apples—can trigger them as well.” You don’t have to go fruit-free. Just stick to those outside the citrus family, and consider staying away from cranberries, persimmons, and mangoes, which also contain tannins. Or at least don’t eat them until they’re ripe. “The more fruit ripens, the lower the tannin levels become,” Gans says.
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So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.