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. Specifically many of these foods might improve someone with a medical diagnosis of vestibular migraines or more intensive migraines that require additional medical treatment from a doctor.
Before eating or drinking these following 10 foods, consider the throbbing, achy consequences…
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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.
“Generally, regular sweet peppers do not have the same effects and not known to cause migraines,” says Julie Ching, registered dietitian. “But studies have shown that very hot peppers can cause arteries to constrict which creates headaches and migraines.”