Welcome to My World – Sugar & Headaches & Migraines

Hello World!  Have you ever wondered what causes your headaches? And what you can do to alleviate them or stop them from happening? I found this to be good info for many of use and I hope you do too. Enjoy the read.

Do you have headaches? Are you feeling the stressed or anxious?
Do you have headaches? Are you feeling stressed or anxious?

Is Sugar the Cause of Your Headache or Migraine?

Let’s face it: most of us eat too much sugar. While sugar consumption is

Are you eating too much sugar? This may be the cause of your headaches.
Are you eating too much sugar? This may be the cause of your headaches.

increasingly linked to a host of health problems, most people still don’t realize just how harmful or addictive sugar is; or how it may be at the root of everyday health concerns like your headaches and migraines.

While headaches and migraines often find their roots in dehydration, magnesium deficiency, stress, and the resulting shoulder and neck tension, and neck misalignment, sugar consumption may also be behind them.

Sugar consumption

causes rapid blood sugar fluctuations including headaches that can be the

Do you eat too much sugar?
Do you eat too much sugar?

result of high blood sugar which can occur immediately after eating it, or conversely, excessively low blood sugar that arises about an hour or so after eating sugar. People who have insulin resistance or diabetes are especially at risk of headaches resulting from high blood sugar because insufficient insulin in response to excessive sugar consumption can keep blood sugars unnaturally high and potentially dangerous.

Insulin resistance

is a condition in which your body stops efficiently responding to the blood

Are you eating way too much sugar? Do you know what it is doing to you?
Are you eating way too much sugar? Do you know what it is doing to you?

sugar lowering effects of insulin and is often considered a precursor to diabetes. Diabetes arises when you are unable to produce sufficient insulin or use the hormone insulin effectively, which can cause blood sugar levels to rise;  and in addition to headaches can lead to a wide variety of health complications like heart attack, stroke, nerve damage and kidney failure.

Does that mean you should switch to Splenda or another synthetic sugar substitute? Absolutely not. Splenda (sucralose) has been found to be a contributor to migraines. In research published in Headache: the Journal of Head and Face Pain. Stevia, a natural herbal sweetener is the only sugar substitute that does not impact your blood sugar levels.

HOW TO GET OFF THE BLOOD SUGAR ROLLER COASTER FOR GOOD

You can balance your blood sugar and nix your cravings to get off the blood sugar roller coaster for good and stop experiencing its many harmful effects. Here are some simple strategies:

Eat less sugar

While it is okay to have a small amount of sugar on occasion, it is a good idea to reduce the overall amount you eat. That’s something only you can do for yourself. Obviously it will take some discipline. If you absolutely can’t resist sweets, reduce the amount you would normally eat. In other words, eat half of the pastry instead of the whole thing.

Eat a piece of fruit

Before you completely cave into dessert, eat a piece of fruit. While fruit

Do you eat Healthy Food? Antioxidants, vitamins & minerals come from our food, & some will lower your BP ,as well as keeping your mood uplifted, & your brain & memory healthy.
Do you eat Healthy Food? Antioxidants, vitamins & minerals come from our food, & some will lower your BP ,as well as keeping your mood uplifted, & your brain & memory healthy.

contains sugar, it is in a form that requires the body to metabolize it, along with beneficial fiber and plant nutrients that help slow its absorption or improve its use.

Eat fiber at every meal

Fiber helps to slow the absorption of sugar into the blood stream thereby reducing the likelihood of blood sugar highs and lows.

Snack on healthy snacks

By eating small amounts periodically we help to prevent our blood sugar

To me, healthy food is much more appealing to the eye than junk food, and some will even help lower your BP,along with improving your memory & keeping your brain healthy
To me, healthy food is much more appealing to the eye than junk food, and some will even help lower your BP,along with improving your memory & keeping your brain healthy

from dropping to low levels, which in turn causes cravings for unhealthy foods like sweets.

Eat high protein plant foods

Like fiber, protein in foods slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. Some good plant-based sources of protein include: nuts, seeds, legumes, coconut and avocado.

Sprinkle cinnamon on your meals

Research in the journal Lipids in Health and disease found that cinnamon

Ceylon cinnamon is the only one I use. It has some amazing properties for you to use for your health.
Ceylon cinnamon is the only one I use. It has some amazing properties for you to use for your health.

improved all markers of the condition known as metabolic syndrome, the symptoms of which include high blood sugar levels, abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels and excessive abdominal fat.

Supplement with saffron

The spice saffron contains a natural compound known as crocetin which reduces insulin resistance.

Eat more cultured foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, and vegan yogurt
did you know that yogurt contains bacteria that is beneficial to you?
did you know that yogurt contains bacteria that is beneficial to you?

Research in the medical journal Gut Microbes found that probiotics in the gut can improve glucose metabolism in the body.

Switch to stevia

When sweetening coffee, tea or other foods and beverages, choose stevia since it does not impact your blood sugar levels.

This is very good information since most of us eat too much sugar. I do, even though I try to eat healthy. Do you?

Have a great healthy day!

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I am new to blogging & tech challenged. The writing comes easy, but not so much the tech stuff. I have so much to learn, & I spin my wheels quite a bit, along with a good cuss word thrown in every now & then...

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