Find a Doctor

8 foods that trigger headaches

Source: Guardian Media

Dr. Noah Rosen, Director of the Headache Center, Cushing Neuroscience Institute, discusses which foods may bring on headaches.

Your horrible headaches could be triggered by foods. Alcohol, chocolate, and caffeine have all been identified as headache triggers. “It is not unusual at all for food to trigger migraines or other types of headaches,” says Noah Rosen, MD, director of the Headache Institute at North Shore-LIJ Health System in Long Island, NY. There are a few classic foods that trigger headaches in many people, but many different foods can trigger headaches for certain individuals. That’s why keeping a food diary to document your headaches is a good idea.

Chocolate: Is it really a migraine trigger?
Research recently presented at the International Headache Society suggests that cocoa may actually protect the nerve cells that cause migraine headaches. But 22 per cent of headache sufferers identify chocolate as one of their headache triggers....

Read the full story here.