Friday, 17 February 2012


Many food, additives, and other dietary components can cause migraines, but the triggers vary greatly from one person to another. The following list covers the more common ones.

  • Aged cheeses, sour cream, and certain other milk products.
  • Fresh yeast, sourdough, and other yeasty breads.
  • Fermented foods, including pickles, soy sauce, and miso.
  • Some legumes, especially dried beans, lentils, and soy products.
  • Nuts, seeds, and peanuts butter.
  • Chocolate and cocoa.
  • Organ meats and meats that are salted, dried, cured, smoked, or contain nitrites.
  • Sardines, anchovies, and pickled herring.
  • Many fruits, including avocados, bananas, citrus fruits, figs, grapes, papayas, passion fruits, plantains, pineapples, raspberries, red plums, and raisins.
  • Alcohol especially red wine.
  • Chickens livers.
  • Seasonings and flavor enhancers, especially artificial sweeteners, ginger and molasses.
  • Sulfites used as preservatives in wine and dried fruits.
  • Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG).

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