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Foods That Give You A Headache

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Headache inducing food

While certain fruits and vegetables are considered to be beneficial for our health by supplying us with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, there are a few that are known to cause severe headaches. While headaches might actually be the effect of serious underlying causes, certain foods can trigger them to occur as well. This is why it is important to be able to identify the specific source or cause of the pain so these excrutiating headaches can be prevented in the future.


Here is a list of foods containing tyramine, which can elevate your blood pressure thereby causing headaches.


  • Mature Cheese
  • Smoked Meats
  • Sauerkraut
  • Beer
  • Soy Sauce
  • Red Wine
  • Oranges & Lemons
  • Red & Purple Grapes


We are not suggesting that you avoid all these foods. Rather, we suggest that you make sure to take note of whether you have been plagued by headaches after consuming any of these foods listed. Maintaining a food diary to keep track of what you've been eating can definitely help in removing harmful food from your diet. This, in turn, will help you get to the root cause of your headaches thereby giving you an easy, non-medicinal fix for your pain.



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Foods That Give You A Headache