For some people, tyramine, which occurs in certain foods, can trigger a migraine headache. Tyramine can be found in:
- aged or processed cheeses
- canned figs
- chicken livers
- organ meats
- pickled foods
- red wine and most other alcoholic beverages
Moderate amounts of tyramine can also be found in citrus fruits, raspberries, raisins, and red plums. If any of these foods trigger your headache, ask your doctor whether a tyramine-free diet would work for you.