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It could be those LEFTOVERS you ate! Chicken, fish, beef and pork contain tyramine – which makes the blood vessels in our brain expand and contract… And can trigger head pain in 40% of migraine sufferers. And the amount of tyramine in cooked meat continues to increase, as the amino acids in the leftovers continue to break down. That means freshly-roasted beef probably won’t have enough tyramine to cause a headache… But using it for a sandwich a couple days later just might. That’s why headache expert Dr. Merle Diamond recommends avoiding leftovers more than 48 hours old. Or freezing your leftovers, because the cold halts the breakdown of amino acids.