One common suggestion for figuring out your own personal headache triggers is to track the foods and drinks you consume in a daily food headache diary.
You may consider yourself to be sensitive to a certain food or drink if you get a headache consistently 20 minutes to 2 hours after eating that certain food.
However, keep in mind that even though it sounds simple to track what you eat try to figure out what foods and beverages might trigger your headache. Here are some foods you should avoid if you have a headache.
Dried fruits like figs, raisins and dates, canned soups, dairy products like sour cream, buttermilk, yogurt, chocolate, and caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea have to be avoided if you have a headache.
Other foods that have to avoid include alcohol including beer and red wine, potato chip products, bread, crackers, and desserts containing cheese.