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Food and Beverages That Can Trigger Migraines

Headaches or migraines are not lethal, but if not addressed will greatly interfere with the activity and productivity. Nothing wrong with that you avoid foods and drinks that can trigger a migraine.What?

Migraine is a neurological problem that causes pain, nausea and sensitivity to light. These headaches can be debilitating, sometimes preceded by visual disturbances, known as aura.

Certain foods and drinks can trigger migraine recurrence, as reported by Livestrong:

1. Dairy products
Food or beverages which are dairy products are generally associated with migraine. According SteadyHealth, dairy products contain histamine, which may be responsible for causing chemical changes that lead to migraine. Eating sour cream, yogurt or buttermilk in particular can trigger a migraine.

2. Tyramine
Other migraine triggers are foods that contain tyramine. Tyramine usually are found mainly in cheese, mozzarella or cheddar.

3. Meat products
Food from meat products can also cause migraines. Meat contains a lot of nitrate associated with migraine. If you suffer from migraines, avoid hot dogs, pepperoni, sausage, sardines, ham, pickled herring, chicken liver, bologna, salami, caviar, according to experts from the University of California, Berkeley.Also avoid processed meats with a meat tenderizer or soy sauce.

4. Fruit and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables also can contain chemicals that trigger migraines. Fruit is associated with an increased frequency of migraine include papaya, red plums, raisins, figs and ripe avocados and bananas.

While the vegetables that often trigger migraines include peas, onion, garlic, green beans, olives, pickles and sauerkraut.

5. Yeast
Fresh foods containing yeast may also be responsible for migraine headaches. If you have problems with migraines, avoid eating freshly baked bread and other baked goods like donuts.

6. Beverages
Some beverages also associated with migraine headaches.Alcohol, red wine, can increase the likelihood of migraine, because they contain chemicals known as tannins.

Caffeine is also a potential trigger, so that people who suffer from migraines should avoid caffeine, like coffee, tea and soft drinks.Chocolate can also cause migraine headaches.

7. Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) or MSG is a chemical additive that is often used to enhance flavor and is most often found in Chinese food and some salty snacks. These compounds can also trigger migraines.


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