Common foods associated with triggering migraines include: MSG [found in many sauces and savoury products such as stock cubes], chocolate, cheeses, and wine. Caffeine addiction due to regular coffee, tea or cola consumption can also precipitate migraines. It is important to eat regular meals as low blood sugar levels have also been associated with migraines.
A common mistake made by sufferers, is to assume the food trigger is the one and only problem. In practice, it is common to see the food trigger sometimes causing an attack of head pain and sometimes not; this is because there is often more than one factor leading to attacks. Best practice is a comprehensive review of all areas, to determine which may be likely to lead to attacks or contribute. See our case reviews.