Migraine Headaches

Tyramine is an amino acid found mostly in foods that are aged, pickled or smoked, and has been found to be a causal factor for chronic migraines. If you are susceptible to migraines, follow a diet low in tyramine to help ease your symptoms and reduce the recurrence of these headaches. Take a look at the list of foods containing tyramine below to find the culprit in your diet:

Cured and processed meats eg: pepperoni, salami, ham, sausagesPotatoes
LiverShrimp paste
AvocadoRaspberries
Ripe BananaRed plums
Alcohol, especially beer and wineTomatoes
CabbageCaffeine
Canned and pickled fishYeast & products containing yeast
Dairy productsNitrites
AubergineMSG
Hard cheesesChocolate
Soy products eg: tofu, soy sauce, misoSauerkraut


 

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