Migraine symptoms may begin one to two days before the headache itself, which is known as the ‘prodrome’ stage, which can include food cravings, fatigue or low energy, depression, hyperactivity, irritability, or neck stiffness.
The migraine attack involves headaches with severe throbbing pain or a pulsating sensation, usually on just one side of the head, which can be accompanied by symptoms such as nausea or vomiting, or extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Here is a list of certain foods that can stop the triggers.
Chocolates:Chocolates are the most common trigger for migraine attacks.
Caffeine: Too much caffeine intake can trigger a migraine attack.
Cheese: According to one study, over 35% of participants with migraines said that alcohol is one of the common triggers.
Aspartame: Did you know many processed foods are loaded with artificial sweeteners and aspartame, in particular, can cause migraine.
Foods with Monosodium glutamate (MSG): As per The American Migraine Foundation, MSG may trigger severe migraine episodes.
Cured Meats: Nitrates (a preservative found in cured meats) which preserve colour and flavour are found in deli meats, ham, hot dogs, sausages.
Aged Cheese or Tyramine: Tyramine may also act as a trigger, that is found in fermented or aged foods, like aged cheeses and soy sauce.