Eight Foods That Can Cause Headaches

1. Chocolate

Many individuals suffer headaches after eating chocolate, so they think it causes them. That may not be true.

2. Red Wine

White and red wine preservatives, sulfites, may cause migraines.

3. Coffee

Some over-the-counter headache remedies contain caffeine, which can relieve a headache.

4. Cheese

Aged cheese has higher tyramine. Blue, Swiss, cheddar, Gouda, and Parmesan are matured cheeses.

5. Processed Meats

Meats contain minimal levels of these compounds, yet some people are sensitive to them.

6. Foods That Contain MSG

MSG, found in soy sauce and other foods, can induce headaches and stomach issues.

7. Ice Cream

Cold foods, like ice cream, may provoke migraines, but most people recover fast.

8. Artificial Sweeteners

Aspartame and sucralose may cause headaches in some people, although the research suggests they don't cause migraines in most.

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