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    Tips to Find and Avoid Your Migraine Triggers

    What to Look for in Foods

    These things are migraine triggers for some people:

    • Foods that have tyramine in them, such as aged cheeses (like blue cheese or Parmesan), soy, smoked fish, and Chianti wine
    • Alcohol, especially red wine
    • Caffeine, which is in coffee, chocolate, tea, colas, sodas
    • Foods made with nitrates, such as pepperoni, hot dogs, and lunch meats
    • Bread and other baked goods
    • Dried fruits
    • Potato chips
    • Pizza, peanuts, and chicken livers

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on April 17, 2016
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