Thought maybe your readers would enjoy this bit of news. Recently my migraines started back up again to daily migraines and very strong in severity. They were so debilitating I almost couldn’t work anymore. For so long I was doing pretty good. I realized that what I had changed in my diet was soda everyday. I had gone back to work, and I was drinking a coke at lunch for the caffeine boost. I stopped drinking it, and in about 3 days my migraines were just about gone! What a relief. My husband said he had seen something on TV about drinking colored soda and how bad it is for you. The program said you should drink only "clear" sodas if you have to drink soda. (Clear like 7-UP, Sierra Mist etc.)
~Sandra from NY, USA
I’m not exactly sure about the stats on "colored soda". Could the report have something to do with the phosphoric acid? The caramel color? I’ve heard rumours on the caramel colour thing, but I’m waiting for more information. Anyone know anything about that?
Of course there are other things in soda pop that could trigger migraine, such as caffeine and that sudden infusion of sugar (or questions about aspartame in diet versions). Whatever it is, there’s growing evidence that some people are more sensitive than others. We need to pay attention to changes in our eating habits – a small thing can make a big difference.