Can Eating Beans Trigger Migraine Headaches?
Some beans can trigger migraines in susceptible people - including fava, navy and garbanzo beans - which all contain tyramine, a known trigger for migraines. Watch nutritionist Janet Brill, PhD/RD, discuss this connection between beans and migraines.
Some beans-- not all of them-- can actually trigger migraines in susceptible people. [MUSIC PLAYING]
There are three types in particular-- fava, navy, and garbanzo-- that can trigger these migraines.
And that's because they contain a high concentration of a substance called tyramine. Tyramine actually affects the level of brain neurotransmitter
signaling molecules. And scientists think that changing these levels of the neurotransmitters can trigger migraines.
So if you're prone to migraines, obviously you want to be careful with your consumption of these three types of beans in particular.
Or if you're getting unexplained headaches, then you know what? It could be the beans. So check into it.
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