Chocolate has long topped the list of no-no foods for migraine headache sufferers, but now scientists think that cocoa compounds may actually offer migraine relief. In a recent study, rats fed cocoa showed lower levels of inflammatory markers associated with migraine headaches and increased levels of anti-inflammatory proteins thought to suppress the inflammatory response typical of migraine headaches. Other experts believe that chocolate may not cause migraines but a craving for chocolate may indicate that a migraine is imminent.
Caffeine and other compounds in chocolate have long been blamed for migraines. So if you suffer from migraines, should you avoid or increase your chocolate intake? What do you think? Post a comment below. And check out nutrients such as these that have been proven to help.