Nothing makes us happier as the divine taste of cheese. While they surely make our taste buds happy, aged cheese like camembert and cheddar can be a cause of migraine. Why? Because they contain compounds known as tyramines, which have the power to come in contact with the neurotransmitters in the body causing bad headaches. So the next time you get a migraine attack, ask yourself if you’ve consumed cheese.
The sight of sausages and salamis tempt us to no end. And more often than not, we end up eating a ‘sausages-and-bread’ dinner to replace an elaborate cooking session. As tempting as this might sound, you should know that there are high chances of you suffering a migraine after having eaten processed meat. You may not know this but processed meat contains a preservative known as sodium nitrate. Research suggests that this preservative can create a change in the workings of the brain and lead to a headache.
Bet you don’t know this but truth is that your favourite red wine can be the culprit behind all the headaches you’ve been having. The sulfites used as preservatives in red wine are the real monsters behind migraines. Well, alcohol basically causes an increase in blood flow to the brain and leads to dehydration that causes headaches. Stay away from red wine, migraine sufferers.
Chinese food lovers, here’s bad news. The migraines you get could well be the reason behind consuming too much soy sauce in the form of Chinese cuisine. Well, MSG in soy sauce, a food additive can cause severe migraines. Moreover, soy sauce is rather salty and salt is known to dehydrate you to a great extent triggering migraines.
We always reach out for an ice cream when we’re feeling blue. But if you often suffer from migraines you might want to think twice before getting one. When you eat ice cream too fast, you might suffer a pain like sensation in your head, which is known to trigger a migraine. So no matter how tempted you are, you’ve got to stay away from an ice cream if you don’t want a nasty headache.