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What Foods Can You Eat to Prevent Migraines?

What defines a migraine? Migraine is a neurological condition that can cause multiple symptoms. It’s frequently characterised by intense, debilitating headaches. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines often run in families and affect all ages. Paying attention to your diet is one of the best possible defences against migraines. You should work to incorporate preventive foods into your diet and limit foods that are migraine triggers. Unprocessed foods with no preservatives are a good place to start. A guideline to foods such as brightly coloured fruit (particularly non-citrus kinds such as cherries and cranberries) and vegetables, brown rice, fish, poultry and natural sweeteners such as maple syrup and vanilla extract can be rich in your diet. However some foods that may trigger migraines could be red wine, caffeine, dairy, aged cheeses, chocolate, yeast extract and some food preservatives. Vitamin B-2, or riboflavin, may help decrease the frequency of your migraines. Vitamin B-2 can be found in animal products such as salmon and red meat. It’s also present in grains and mushrooms. Other factors to consider are lifestyle for the individual and therefore it is advisable to see a Dietician or Nutritionist for a consultation. Keeping a food diary to track what you eat and drink, as well as how you feel afterward. This can help isolate specific foods or ingredients that may be triggering your migraines.

Our evening medicinal cookery class is an introduction to nutritional cooking which helps control migraines into exciting and tasty recipes in a simplistic way, and providing advice on foods that could trigger migraines in your diet.

You will learn to cook a wide range of simple, healthy dishes using fresh and easily available ingredients You will discover the medicinal benefits of selected herbs and spices with an explanation of the importance of certain nutrient groups which will supply your body and well being.

KitchenJoy Cookery School have joined forces with Rachel Calderson, Nutritional Therapist, who will be giving an in depth nutritional discussion to migraine sufferers in the class.

Sample recipes will include:

  • Plant-based milk, cherries, spinach leaves and banana smoothie

  • Roasted orange and red stuffed peppers

  • Salmon satay with Asian-style pesto, brown rice, and broccoli with lemon, olive oil & almonds

  • Sweet potato & coconut pudding

Our hands-on cookery classes at Kitchen Joy’s Kitchen in Chiswick include the ingredients, food preparation and cooking equipment, and drinks. You will prepare and cook dishes around the Kitchen Joy island and can enjoy eating your dishes together with the group on the long dining table. There will also be some left over foods for you to take home to share with your loved ones.

Courses      max 8 persons
Dates        Monday 10th June 2019; Tuesday 8th October 2019
Duration     Evening
Timings      7:00 pm. to 9:30 p.m. 
Cost            £60.00

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How to cope with migraines

Earlier Event: June 8
Later Event: June 11