Migraine food triggers

Top migraine food triggers

From Halloween candy, to Thanksgiving celebrations and now the Holiday season, one thing is a constant as the days grow shorter: Lots of food. And many of those foods can be migraine triggers for us. If you haven\'t determined what your migraine food triggers are, here are some likely suspects, based on what the Migraine.com community had to say.

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Do certain types of foods or drinks trigger your migraines?

Cheese is often listed as a migraine trigger. You may find that certain types of cheese are more likely to trigger an attack for you - Tyramine or Phenylethylamine are common triggers found in aged or fermented cheese, (including cheddar, Blue, Brie, and all hard and “moldy” cheeses)

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Do you experience food cravings before or during your migraine attacks?

Top migraine food triggers

Some common foods can surprise us when they emerge as triggers. From the Migraine Girl - When a new trigger emerges…. Red Onion!

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The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Have you tried to eliminate certain foods to identify possible triggers?

Top migraine food triggers

Chocolate is an unfortunate trigger for many people with migraine! However there is some good news about chocolate that you can learn about here.

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The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Do certain foods trigger your migraines?

Different studies report different findings on which type of wine triggers the most migraine attacks. For example, a European study found that 11 percent of migraine sufferers pointed to red wine as the most common culprit

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is red wine a trigger for you?

Aspartame is found in over 6,000 food products as well as in carbonated/non-carbonated beverages that contain artificial sweeteners, including diet soft drinks, sports drinks, iced tea, fruit drinks, and powdered mixes.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is aspartame a trigger for you

Many people find that dairy products, including yogurt, are migraine triggers for them.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is yogurt a trigger for you

Anecdotal evidence suggests that some people with migraine can find some relief through a dairy-free diet, even if they are not lactose intolerant

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is milk a trigger for you?

Many people with migraine find that the occasional caffeinated beverage is helpful in alleviating the symptoms of an attack. However, it’s frequently noted that changes in caffeine intake can also be a migraine trigger. For some, regular consumption of caffeine makes them more susceptible to other triggers.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is caffeine a trigger for you?

Bananas make for a convenient and healthy snack. Unfortunately for many of our community members, they were also noted as a migraine trigger.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Are bananas a trigger for you?

MSG is a common migraine trigger that can be “hidden” in many popular foods

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is MSG a trigger for you?

Processed meats including hot dogs, bacon, ham, salami, and pepperoni, contain nitrates, which could be a migraine trigger

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Are hot dogs a trigger for you?

Some people find that all forms of alcohol will trigger migraines, while others can still tolerate certain types of alcohol.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is alcohol a trigger for you?

Although there isn’t much research on the relationship between food dye and migraine, many of our community members had noted this as a trigger.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is food dye a trigger for you?

Nitrates are commonly found in processed meats, such as hot dogs and lunch meats.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Are nitrates a trigger for you?

Ice cream was noted as a migraine trigger. For some, it may be related to cold sensitivity.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is ice cream a trigger for you?

Pizza often goes hand in hand with other common triggers including cheese and processed meats.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is pizza a trigger for you?

Soy foods also contain Tyramine or Phenylethylamine -two amino acids noted as potential migraine triggers.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is soy a trigger for you?

Garlic is rarely listed as a common food trigger for migraines, but several of our community members identified garlic as a trigger.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Is garlic a trigger for you?

Potatoes are another rarely mentioned migraine trigger identified by our community members.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Are potatoes a trigger for you?

Citrus fruits, including oranges, frequently top the list of migraine triggers.

The food triggers included in this presentation were identified based on open discussion with our Facebook community. Please keep in mind that as with all migraine triggers, food triggers vary greatly from one person to the next!

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Are oranges a trigger for you?

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