Navigating Nuts as a Migraine Trigger

Nuts are a common migraine trigger, and definitely one of my personal triggers. But that doesn’t mean that you have to avoid all nuts always and forever. Doing an elimination diet with nuts can be helpful to see if the migraines improve. You can then choose to remain nut free or reintroduce each type of nut one at a time to see your tolerance for each nut. Almonds tend to be the least allergenic and if all else fails sunflower seeds and butter are a good nut-free alternative.

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  • lmlahlum
    3 weeks ago

    Is there a list somewhere of which are most likely as triggers? I eat walnuts and almonds almost daily. But other nuts like pecans seldom.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    3 weeks ago

    Hi @lmlahlum, There is a nice food list in this article here that you might find helpful. – https://migraine.com/blog/elimination-diet-foods-to-eat-foods-to-avoid/

  • lmlahlum
    3 weeks ago

    Thanks! It’s been years since I saw a list. I think my triggers may be changing. Had a horrific headache the day after Thanksgiving. The only things different from what I normally eat were pecans and bleu cheese.

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