7 Foods That Can Cause Migraines

seven foods that can cause migraines a
migraine is a neurological condition that is usually genetic in nature and
can affect people at any age though it most commonly begins to occur during
childhood while most people associate migraines with intense throbbing
headaches other migraine symptoms include nausea vomiting numbness or
tingling trouble speaking and sensitivity to light and sound for
people who suffer from or have a family history of migraines these symptoms can
be potentially triggered by a number of different factors perhaps unsurprisingly
one of these potential migraine triggers is what types of foods you include in
your diet if you’re someone who struggles with migraines on a regular
basis you may want to be mindful of some of the foods on this list before we
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coffee as well as too much caffeine in general can potentially have a highly
debilitating effect on your worst migraine symptoms to make matters worse
you can also experience migraines as a result of caffeine withdrawal meaning
that you can just as easily experience a migraine as a result of not having
enough coffee as well for those of you who can’t imagine going the whole day
without your cup of joe you should also know it’s not all bad news according to
the american migraine foundation caffeine can actually relieve the
symptoms of migraines when ingested in the right doses I guess you could see
this is just another example of that old adage everything in moderation number 2
alcohol the idea that alcoholic beverages may lead to headaches probably
isn’t going to come as a shock to a lot of people especially to the ones who
have had first-hand experience with alcohol induced hangovers what may
surprise you however is the fact that according to the migraine information
website aptly named migraine alcoholic drinks such as red wine and beer are
believed to be common triggers among 25 percent of all people who experience
migraines on a regular basis additionally nutrition specialists at
Lyon arson of Health Line notes that alcoholic beverages can trigger a
migraine as quickly as within three hours of the drinks consumption the
recent alcohol and migraines refused to play nice is because alcohol causes
dehydration in your body which in turn is a significant factor in causing
headaches to develop also certain types of alcohol such as red wine contain a
high concentration of histamine which can also serve as a contributor to
migraine symptoms number three processed meat for at least five percent
of the people who suffer from migraines painful and debilitating symptoms can be
triggered as a result of consuming process or cured meat products sometimes
as quickly as within minutes of consumption this sudden onset of
migraine symptoms as a result of eating certain meals is what some researchers
refer to as hotdog headache as for what causes these headaches to occur
researchers believe that one possible factor is the presence of a group of
preservatives known as nitrates which are commonly found in processed meats
used to prevent the meats from spoiling and enhance flavor additionally certain
types of cured and processed meat may also contain histamines which as we said
before can potentially trigger symptoms and people with a case of histamine
intolerance number four aged cheese according to studies conducted on the
effects of diet induced migraines it was reported that somewhere between nine and
ten percent of people living with migraines have a sensitivity to aged
cheese such as blue cheese feta and Parmesan this is because aged cheese
contains a substance known as tyramine tyramine
is a compound that forms during the aging process of the food as a result of
bacteria breaking down proteins and amino acids such as tyrosine the longer
a cheese has been aged for the higher the concentration of tyramine it
contains according to the National headache
foundation people who struggle with migraines should try to stick to low
tyramine diets in order to reduce possible symptoms other foods that
contain lesser amounts of tyramine include wine chocolate processed meat
and yeast extraction number 5 chocolate sorry chocoholics but if you struggle
with migraines frequently it might be time to slow your roll on a candy bars
according to the american migraine foundation chocolate may in fact be the
second most common trigger for people with migraines coming in second place
directly behind alcohol this is because chocolate contains caffeine as well as
other ingredients that can potentially trigger headaches such as beta phenol
ethylene number 6 frozen foods even if you don’t personally suffer from
migraines chances are you probably are still familiar with the concept of a
brain freeze cold or frozen foods and beverages can potentially trigger sharp
stabbing pains in the head which can only serve to further compound the
painful symptoms of migraine sufferers according to the Cleveland Clinic these
headaches are most likely to occur as a result of eating or drinking these
frigid foods too quickly immediately after exercise or when you’re feeling
overheated interestingly enough research conducted in 2017 seems to indicate that
intentionally giving yourself a brain freeze may also be a useful technique in
order to lessen the effects of a migraine headache as well number 7
salty foods before you ask someone to pass the salt at the dinner table you
might want to stop and make sure that you’re keeping your sodium intake in
check salty foods especially processed foods with added salt can potentially
trigger migraines and related symptoms in certain people this is because high
levels of sodium consumption lead to increased blood pressure which can
trigger the effects of headaches and migraines as a result if you suffer from
migraines on a frequent basis it can sometimes be difficult to determine the
triggers behind your symptoms hopefully this list provides you with a
clear idea of some of the things that can potentially activate the symptoms of
a migraine so that you can hopefully take the steps
to reduce these foods and beverages from your diet and by extension lessen the
difficulties of living with migraine pain as well was this video helpful or
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  1. Was this video helpful or informative to you? If you frequently experience migraines or know of any potential causes or remedies, would you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and experiences? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends! 🙂

  2. I don't drink alcohol, soda, or coffee! I'm a migraine suffer myself and Delta with them for years and I'm trying to get rid of them by eating healthy and exercise!!

  3. I have migraines when I have eaten cinnamon, pepper, paprika, macadamianuts, nutmeg and pumpkins. I get the migraine with in 24 hours after ingesting. The pretense of the headache is after numerous auras, paralysis, tunnel vision. Symptoms of muscle pain have a 3 day span. So I keep my diet strict on these foods and herbs and spices.

  4. Does MSG triggers migraine headaches as well? Me personally every time I go out and crave for some Ramen or Pho 🍲 after having it then triggers that awful migraine headache

  5. Use to suffer from migraines after menopause, it decreased. When imtrex came on the market, it was like a GODSEND.
    The only food which bothers me is alcohol.

  6. Great info! Not surprised to see some of these foods because they cause migraines for some of my family too☹️.

  7. My triggers are MSG in all 52 hidden names, red wine and other high histamine foods and drinks, Swiss cheese, wheat, barley, rye, soy in all forms, so it’s best that I avoid all processed foods and most restaurants and cook for myself with organic ingredients.

  8. Only migraines I have are ocular migraines, but no one seems to know anything about them my sister and step dad also get them I've also asked numerous doctors and they all act like they don't know what I'm talking about.

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