July 4, 2011

Foods Causing Migraine

Stress, too bright lights and strong perfumes  are not just the things that cause migrane.  There are certain foods that trigger migraine.

Here are  some of the common food triggers according to the National Headache Foundation:

  • Ripened cheeses (such as cheddar, Emmentaler, Stilton, Brie, and Camembert)
  • Chocolate
  • Marinated, pickled, or fermented food
  • Foods that contain nitrites or nitrates (bacon, hot dogs) or MSG (soy sauce, meat tenderizers, seasoned salt)
  • Sour cream
  • Nuts, peanut butter
  • Sourdough bread
  • Broad beans, lima beans, fava beans, snow peas
  • Figs, raisins, papayas, avocados, red plums
  • Citrus fruits
  • Excessive amounts (more than 2 cups total) of caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee, or cola
  • Alcohol (including red wine and beer)

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