According to the Migraine Research Foundation, approximately 12% of the population suffers from migraines. Migraines are “splitting headaches” that may leave one incapable of performing normal everyday tasks. A searing pain to the head may be accompanied by hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and smell and visually impairing auras. While many know how to avoid their migraines by getting enough sleep every night and staying hydrated, many may be unaware of the common foods that are inhibitors of migraines.
That cup of coffee you drink for an energy boost can be doing more harm than good. Caffeine in coffee is another common inhibitor of migraine headaches. While a small amount can help relieve a headache, drinking too much can be a trigger. Too much caffeine can cause blood vessels in the brain to enlarge and press against nerve cells, triggering a migraine. Coffee, chocolate and many sodas are a couple of foods that contain caffeine and should be avoided.