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What are common food triggers of migraines without aura?

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Avoid common food triggers. Use information from your diary and from trial and error to figure out if any of these foods might be causing your migraines.

  • Chocolate
  • Cheese
  • Red wine or other alcohol
  • Citrus fruits
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Raisins
  • Plums
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Food preservatives, such as nitrates, nitrites, and monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Ice cream or other cold foods

From: Migraine Headaches Without Aura WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: eMedicine.com: "Headache, Migraine." International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders, edition 2." eMedicineHealth.com: "Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Migraines and Headaches." eMedicine.com: "Migraine Headache: Pediatric Perspective." News release, FDA.




Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

SOURCES: eMedicine.com: "Headache, Migraine." International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders, edition 2." eMedicineHealth.com: "Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Migraines and Headaches." eMedicine.com: "Migraine Headache: Pediatric Perspective." News release, FDA.




Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

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