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Trigger identification and management is an essential part of Migraine disease management. Migraine triggers are physical things that bring on a Migraine attack when a Migraineur is exposed to them. There are a wide range of Migraine triggers — some avoidable, others not.
A simple tongue test can tell people if they are a "super-taster" or not. Around 35% of women are super-tasters, compared with just 15% of men, US research has shown. The study found some people are born with more taste buds than others, meaning they are better able to distinguish between tastes. While those with too few taste buds may not be able to tell the difference between cheap plonk and fine wines, those with more taste buds are more likely to become professional chefs or wine tasters. Now there is a taste bud test people can do at home, based on the Yale University research. Pink dots
*Choose your foods as fresh as you can. *The longer meat and fish age, the higher the amine levels. Fresh meat contains virtually no amines. Fruit and vegetables are very low in amines.
Common beverages Apple cider Apple juices Beer (hops) 20,000-40,000 ppm Coffee bean 90,000 ppm Grape juices Guarana 85,000-120,000 ppm Mate 40,000-160,000 ppm Red wines White wines aged in oak Rose hip tea Tea 33,000-270,000 ppm Beans Black beans Red beans (White beans have few if any tannins) Spices Allspice Cinnamon Clove Coriander Cumin Oregano Tarragon Thyme Turmeric Vanilla Probably many more spices have tannins Products with phenolic additives Food dyes (including annatto - often used in yellow cheeses, margarines) Vitamin pills; prescription and non-prescription drugs with food dyes, acacia, herbs, phenolic fillers and binders
Glossary | Drug Information Chart | Cromolyn Cream Recipe | Histamine-Restricted Diet Low Salicylate Diet | Living with CU | Common Tests for CU Patients Information on this page comes from Dietary Management of Food Allergies & Intolerances: A Comprehensive Guide , by Janice Vickerstoff Joneja. 1998. J. A.