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.
References in periodicals archive ?
There are many "migraine diets" available on the internet, but many of these are overly inclusive of all reported dietary triggers and may lead to avoidance of foods which are not triggers of the individual patient.