What are the most common migraine food triggers to avoid?

Based on the research by Neurologist Dr. David Buchholz in his published book, Heal Your Headache, it is best to avoid the common migraine triggers below. However, everyone may have unique sensitivities and it is best to consult your doctor before making any dietary modifications:

  • Cocoa (Chocolate)
  • All Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, Peanuts, Pecans, etc.)
  • MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
  • Artificial Sweeteners (Stevia, Nutrasweet, etc.)
  • Alcohol - Particularly Red Wine and Beer
  • Vinegar (Avoid too many condiments with vinegar)
  • Processed Meats - Salami, Hot Dogs, Ham, Deli Meats, Bacon, etc.
  • Certain Fish - Aged, Canned, Cured, Fermented, or Smoked
  • Soy
  • Aged Cheeses and other dairy products (the more aged, the worse - Yogurts, Sour Cream)
  • Citrus Fruits (Pineapple, Oranges)
  • Bananas
  • Avocados
  • Raspberries
  • Gluten - if you can avoid!