Welcome to our article covering foods that are likely to trigger migraine headaches. Someone wanted to know what common foods can trigger offmigraine attacks, and it may be worth listing them on the board too for all, since migraines are so common today!.
The list we have built is just a starting point….we would also love to add your tips on any other food types that bring on those blinding headaches!….all you need to do to share your tips is just start typing into the comment box near the foot of this page….it’s that easy.
But, trigger foods are not the be all and end all of the matter, because there are stress links as well as emotional inputs, hormonal influences, and some medications as well.
The commonest foods which can cause difficulty (but sometimes what affects one person is fine for another) include…
peanuts and peanut butter
caffeine in all products, not just coffee
some beans (which includes peanut),as well as broad, lima, Italian, lentil, soy, peas
canned soups and packet soup mixes
soya products as well as the bean itself
sodium nitrate, which is used to preserve hot dogs, bacon and cured meats
the preservative benzoic acid and its associated compounds
MSG, common name for monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer which is now in almost universal use in almost all processed foods
cheeses which have been aged, i.e. cheddar
red wines, beer, champagne, vermouth
And if the list seems depressingly long, there are other food triggers as well, but the good news is that most of the list comes from the highly processed and manufactured food products so aren’t too difficult to identify, test, and eliminate from the diet!.