Migraines are common symptoms of food intolerance. An intolerance to sulfites, which are preservatives found in products like dried fruit, wine, and in some prepackaged foods and condiments, can be the cause.
A migraine is an intense headache accompanied by painful throbbing, and often by light sensitivity, as well as sensitivity to smell or noise. They tend to last from 4-24 hours and are likely to reoccur. If you suffer from migraines or frequent headaches, it’s a good idea to have yourself checked by a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions.
In the meantime, it’s good to take a look at your diet. People vary greatly in their reactions to foods and beverages. Something that causes a lot of problems in one person might do nothing to another person.
If a food intolerance might be the cause of your migraines, keep a food diary for a few weeks as outlined above. This can help identify which foods or drinks are causing adverse effects to your health and well-being. By working with your doctor to identify and eliminate foods that trigger your migraines, you might be able to reduce the severity of the attacks, reduce their frequency or even stop them altogether.