What triggers migraine headaches?

    • Certain foods can trigger migraines.

    Foods that may trigger migraines:

    • Aged, canned, cured or processed meat, including bologna, game, ham, herring, hot dogs, pepperoni and sausage
    • Aged cheese
    • Alcoholic beverages, especially red wine
    • Aspartame
    • Avocados
    • Beans, including pole, broad, lima, Italian, navy, pinto and garbanzo
    • Brewer’s yeast, including fresh yeast coffee cake, donuts and sourdough bread
    • Caffeine (in excess)
    • Canned soup or bouillon cubes
    • Chocolate, cocoa and carob
    • Cultured dairy products, such as buttermilk and sour cream
    • Figs
    • Lentils
    • Meat tenderizer
    • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    • Nuts and peanut butter
    • Onions, except small amounts for flavoring
    • Papaya
    • Passion fruit
    • Pea pods
    • Pickled, preserved or marinated foods, such as olives and pickles, and some snack foods
    • Raisins
    • Red plums
    • Sauerkraut
    • Seasoned salt
    • Snow peas
    • Soy sauce

    Also some other migraine triggers

  • Smell.
  • Light.
  • Noise.
  • Driving in traffic.
  • Being in crowd.
  • Unexpected events.
  • Anticipation of something.
  • Looking forward to something.
  • Bad pillow.
  • Bad sleep.
  • Being warm old cold during the night.
  • Sitting in front of the computer for more than a few minutes.
  • Bad posture while sitting.
  • Anxiety.
  • Anger.
  • Alcohol.
  • Night out.
  • Flying.

and many more things can trigger migraines.

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