Tyramine can cause your blood pressure to rise, which can trigger headaches in some people.If you experience this reaction, you may want to avoid other trigger foods, such as:
• Smoked or cured meats
• Aged cheeses
• Citrus fruits
• Soy sauce
• Red wine
• And certain beers
Research shows that tyramine in grapes can have a negative effect on certain antidepressants called MAOIs. Patients taking these medications should talk to their doctor about their diet. Keeping a food diary to see if you may be sensitive to tyramine-rich foods could also help.
The bottom line: Learn what your triggers are – so that you can avoid them.
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Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as FOX News Channel's (FNC) Senior Managing Editor