Top 10 Migraine Trigger Foods You Need to Avoid 

Aged Cheeses 

Cheese varieties like cheddar, parmesan, and blue cheese contain tyramine, a substance that can trigger migraines in some individuals. 


Red wine, beer, and other alcoholic beverages, particularly those with high levels of histamines and sulfites, can be migraine triggers.


While caffeine can help alleviate some headaches, it can also trigger migraines when consumed in excess or when skipped after regular use.

Processed Meats

Cold cuts, hot dogs, and bacon often contain nitrites and nitrates, which can trigger migraines in some people.

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

MSG is a common flavor enhancer found in many processed foods, fast food, and Chinese dishes and is known to be a migraine trigger for some.


Chocolate contains both caffeine and tyramine, making it a potential migraine trigger, though not for everyone.

Nuts and Seeds

Some people are sensitive to the tyramine and phenylethylamine found in various nuts and seeds like peanuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds.

Artificial Sweeteners

Aspartame, commonly used in diet sodas and sugar-free products, has been linked to migraines in some studies.