Dealing With 10 Common Migraine Triggers

Do you suffer debilitating migraines like presidential candidate Michele Bachmann? Try these tips to avoid the most common triggers that set off a headache (11 Photos)

Heather M. Graham on Jul 21, 2011 at 3:01PM

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Dealing With 10 Common Migraine Triggers

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Food Triggers

One, two, or all of these foods can trigger a migraine so it's important to identify the ones to which you are specifically sensitive. Because many of these can be an ingredient in a food product, read labels.

Common food triggers includes:
Aged cheeses, bananas, figs, raisins, beer, wine, hard liquor, red wine, dairy products (ice cream/milk/yogurt, cheese, Sour cream), fermented and pickled products, citrus fruits, papaya, passion fruit, red plums, seasoned salt, soy sauce, MSG, avocadoes, chocolate, lentils, nuts, peanuts and peanut butter, onions, pea pods, lima bean pods, nitrite containing meats and processed meats, saccharin/aspartame (diet sodas), sulfites in shrimp and processed potatoes, yeast containing products (donuts, breads).

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