The Top Migraine Triggers
Here's a partial list of major food triggers, according to the National Headache Foundation.
Ripened cheeses (such as cheddar, Emmentaler, Stilton, Brie, and Camembert)
Marinated, pickled, or fermented food
Foods that contain nitrites or nitrates (bacon, hot dogs) or MSG (soy sauce, meat tenderizers, seasoned salt)
Nuts, peanut butter
Broad beans, lima beans, fava beans, snow peas
Figs, raisins, papayas, avocados, red plums
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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