The Top 10 Foods That Trigger the Most Pain

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Top 10 Pain Triggering Foods
Is the food you’re eating causing you to feel physical pain?

We always think about food as something that’s nourishing a good for us. Having said that, some foods can, unfortunately, have some negative effects. Keep reading to learn more about 10 foods that might actually trigger pain!



Alcoholic beverages are very harmful. Excessive drinking can lead to high blood sugar content, weight increase, heart disease, cancer, and liver illnesses. If all of this wasn’t enough, drinking is also linked to chronic pain, arthritis, migraines, and headaches.

If you suffer from chronic pain, alcohol is the most dangerous trigger, and you should consider removing it from your diet altogether!

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Cheese and cured meats.

Aged cheese and gourmet cold cuts are absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, these tasty treats often feature nitrates and high sodium levels, which have often been linked to migraines. The reason why food that is rich in sodium (salt) can cause headaches and pain, is that it facilitates dehydration.

In turn, dehydration is a known cause of pain and headaches. It’s a good habit to avoid mixing drinking alcohol when consuming foods that are high in sodium. In addition to that, you should also consider drinking plenty of water with your meal!



In small doses, caffeine is known to alleviate migraines and other forms of physical pain. Having said that, it also has the potential to cause chronic headaches and other forms of pain, if you drink too much coffee daily, and become dependent on it!

It’ really important to control your caffeine intake, and make sure it doesn’t become something you desperately need in order to go on about your day.


Sodas and sugary drinks.

Sodas can be quite bad for you, particularly if you drink them every day. The high sugar count will cause an increase in fat and body weight, and it is a leading cause of diabetes. In addition to that, sugar addiction can cause chronic headaches and pain.

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MSG (Also known as monosodium glutamate) is receiving quite a bad rep recently. As mentioned earlier, extremely salty foods cause dehydration, which in turn, lead to headaches and chronic pain.

If you think you’re having a delicious soup, you might feel hydrated at first, but chances are, MSG is actually causing your body from being hydrated in the long run.


Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits are actually quite amazing for you. They’re packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and they are a staple to most healthy diets.

However, they are also very acidic, so they can cause gastric irritation if you have a sensitive tummy!

They can also hurt open sores in your mouth, although they have antiseptic properties that might help you treat wounds in the long run!

Acidity is not good for your teeth: don’t brush right after eating very acidic food, otherwise, you might wear out your tooth enamel! It’s better to wait at least one hour before brushing after you eat acid foods, such as lemons, limes, any fermented food, or soda drinks.

Below contain some foods we discussed above plus some additional foods that are known to cause inflammation and pain in the body!

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