Few things can send your day crashing into a downward spiral quite like a headache. Once that pressure or tightness starts to take over your noggin, everything becomes fuzzy, irritating, and all-around awful.
It’s no secret that plenty of headaches and migraines are brought on by stress, fatigue, dehydration, and even exposure to loud noises. But what you eat and drink could have a significant impact, too. In fact, around 10 percent of migraine sufferers cite food and drink as a trigger, according to the Migraine Trust.
“Migraine triggers are very individualized,” says Tory Tedrow, a registered dietician with Migraine Checked. “What causes a debilitating migraine for some people may have zero effect on others.” Even so, there are some foods and drinks that are notorious for bringing on a serious case of brain pain. Here are some of the most common culprits.