From milk to bread to snack foods, many common foods contain additives that trigger migraine reactions in some people. Certain natural foods such as citrus, nuts and beans are problems for some people as well. By eliminating known triggers, it is possible to reduce the frequency of migraines.
A Migraine Sufferer's Cookbook: Feeling Better With Additive Free Food offers 250 recipes free of chemical and natural migraine triggers, and helps get people on the right track to eating for a pain-free life. Your whole family will enjoy meals from basic comfort food such as meatloaf, fried chicken and mashed potatoes to more exotic food like Marinated Honey Pepper Crusted Salmon, Apricot Glazed Pork Chops and Fruited Rice. Using fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices to create healthy salads, vegetable dishes, protein snack bars and stir frys will make a difference in how you feel. Cooking from scratch is not as complicated as you may think. It is surprisingly easy to make your own tortillas, crackers, granola, bread, stock, soups, sauces and dressings. It not only tastes so much better, but you know what you're eating.
The book also offers:
- a detailed list of additive free products
- information on reading labels
- daily food logs to help you keep track of everything you eat, which in time will reveal a pattern of what may trigger your migraines
- menu planners to help you plan your weekly menus and make shopping easier
- kitchen tips and cooking techniques
- tips on selecting fresh fruits and vegetables
- tips on spices and herbs and their uses