Migraine is one of the most common and rapidly growing neurological disorders globally with emerging data suggesting that over a billion people each year are affected.
Multi-faceted in nature, there is no one size fits all solution for migraine sufferers but there certainly is growing interest around the role that food and nutrition might play in reducing both the frequency and severity of migraine.
Did You Know?
Long gaps between meals, meal skipping and unaddressed hunger is the second most commonly reported (57%) migraine trigger – behind only stress.
Slightly further down the list, reported by a trigger is 27% of sufferers, is food.
That’s where AMIA, the migraine friendly snack, comes into the picture.
Enter Amia – The Migraine Friendly Bar
Created by lifelong migraine sufferer Jon Katz and inspired by the work of Neurologist David Buchholz ( Author of the “Heal Your Headache”) – Amia offers migraine sufferers an exceptionally convenient and delicious snack solution.
Here’s why it works so well.
The Role Of Amia In Your Daily Life
An abundance of stress combined with a lack of healthy snacking/unaddressed hunger seems to be a perfect storm for migraine sufferers.
When is this most likely to occur?
Right in that afternoon snack period, where the gap between meals is the longest and the work/life related stress is at risk of peaking.
When we are stressed, of course, we often desire palatable food options.
But how many of those options will be truly satiating, address our hunger and nourish us?
Amia certainly checks those boxes, while also being created with an abundance of caution around potential migraine triggers ( see product package).
Amia’s Nutrition Highlights
15% DV Of Magnesium – An incredibly important number to be aware of, given that higher dietary magnesium intakes may reduce migraine risk.
4 Grams Of Fibre – Fundamental to provide the satiating value of snack while lowering the glycemic index – lower GI diets may reduce migraine risk.
Powerhouse Ingredients – Pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, flax seeds and chia seeds – the latter of which contain omega-3s, also helpful for migraine.
Sweetened With – Agave nectar & maple syrup (both considered low glycemic index)
Once you factor in the taste and convenience of the product, it’s unique role and value become abundantly clear.
Ready to give Amia a shot?
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Hungry For More Migraine Content?
With your snack slot now sorted, you might be eager to learn more about the role diet, lifestyle and supplementation have to play in reducing the frequency and severity of your migraine attacks.
I’ve got your curiosity covered in my migraine-focused feature article from FoodGuides.com
Andy De Santis RD MPH