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What foods are common migraine triggers?

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






SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraines," "Migraine Headache Diary," "Migraines: Specific Foods," "Migraines: Exercise," "Migraines: Stress." 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS Migraine Information Page.”

Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Migraine Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraines," "Migraine Headache Diary," "Migraines: Specific Foods," "Migraines: Exercise," "Migraines: Stress." 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS Migraine Information Page.”

Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Migraine Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 12, 2017

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