Headache Food Triggers

A word about food triggers: This list can feel really overwhelming, so don’t panic. This is meant to give you some ideas about what might be causing you problems. For me, gluten and soy are the biggest culprits. Everyone is different, so it might take you some time to identify your own triggers. There are ways to do this without losing your mind, so hang with me. Take a look at Why You Need A Headache Log, as well as Getting Started With Your Diet.

  • Gluten
  • Soy
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Sulfites
  • Nitrates and Nitrites
  • Smoked or cured meats
  • Deli meats
  • Preservatives
  • Artificial Flavors
  • Artificial Colors
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Chocolate
  • Aged Cheeses and other dairy
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • MSG
  • Maltodextrin/Flavor enhancers
  • Processed Snacks: i.e. crackers, chips, cookies
  • Pickled foods
  • Olives
  • Peppers
  • Yeast
  • Certain types of vinegar