Myth #4: Diet Changes Will Improve Migraines
Fact: If food triggers your migraines, then changing your diet can help.
You may have read about optimizing your diet to reduce the frequency of migraines. This might not be worth your while unless a certain food is the trigger of your migraines. To determine whether food might be a trigger, start keeping a food diary and make notes whenever you experience a migraine. If you find a correlation between certain food and headaches, stop eating that food. If the headaches and migraines go away, you will know that that certain food was the trigger.
The most common types of foods that trigger migraines include eggs, onions, dairy, wheat, nitrates found in food, alcohol, MSG, aspartame, aged cheeses, nuts, chocolate, and citrus fruits.