migraine diet

migraine diet

A popular term for any diet low in foods that trigger headaches, including migraines; diet is not a valid treatment for migraine.

Foods that trigger migraine attacks
Aged or strong cheese;
Cured meats (hot dogs, bacon, ham, and salami);
Citrus fruits;
Fatty or fried foods;
Chocolate, nuts;
Monosodium glutamate;
Food dyes, additives;
Pickled herring, chicken livers;
Ice cream;
Yogurt, sour cream;
Meat and vegetable extracts;
Pork and seafood;
Canned figs, broad beans, tomatoes;
Caffeine-containing drinks (coffee, tea, all "cola" soft drinks);
Caffeine withdrawal;
Alcoholic drinks (red wine, beer);
Aspartame, nitrites, sulphites.