The things you eat or drink can significantly impact your migraines. Caffeine is a known migraine trigger for many people, either directly or during withdrawal. Alcohol can cause migraines due to its effects on the brain and that it can lead to dehydration. Artificial sweeteners and monosodium glutamate (MSG) have been linked to migraines for some people.
Other potential foods that might trigger migraines include:
- Aged cheeses
- Red wine
- Citrus fruits
- Pickled and fermented foods
- Processed and cured meats
Make sure to keep a food diary to find out if any foods trigger your migraines.