Foods that are key in causing (and relieving) headaches

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Foods That Are Key in Causing — and Relieving — Headaches

Ever wonder what causes a headache? Or what could cure that achy pain? Turns out, those answers might be in your refrigerator.

Fox News medical analyst Dr. Marc Siegel joined "Fox & Friends" to explain headaches can be related to what you eat and drink.

BRIAN KILMEADE: 'Solve my headache. Tell me with truths.'
SIEGEL: 'You go to too many ballgames. And at those ballgames you're drinking beer, you're having hot dogs, well those cause migraines.'

Unfortunately, those ballgame favorites have chemicals in them that provoke migraines.

And don't go reaching for chocolate either. The caffeine in it can also trigger headaches.

WebMD says stress is the No. 1 migraine trigger and that by some estimates, food and drinks could be responsible for up to 30 percent of migraines.

Good news, though. There are likely some foods in your fridge that can help ease headaches as well.

'Riboflavin is a real secret. It's vitamin B-2 and it decreases pain.'

One neurologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center says vitamin B-2 can decrease the severity and frequency of headaches for some patients. It's also safe for pregnant women.

Vitamin B-2 is naturally found in things like milk, eggs, broccoli and mushrooms.

Foods high in magnesium, such as spinach and sweet potatoes, can also help with headaches. Siegel says the bottom line is a healthy diet can help migraine sufferers.
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