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10 Foods to Avoid if You’re Prone to Migraines

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Migraines are experienced differently for everyone. However, many of the foods and beverages you eat contain known ingredients that can trigger or worsen a painful migraine.

So before you eat or drink these following ten foods, consider the throbbing, achy consequences…

1. Chili Peppers

While some migraine sufferers use ground chili peppers (or capsaicin) as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, the opposite is also true for many. It turns out that the active ingredient in hot peppers can cause painful headaches to flare up, which is why medical scientists often employ capsaicin when they are doing migraine research studies on human test subjects.

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