Fatty Foods: Foods high in fat such as ice cream, cheese, shortening, milk, mayonnaise, eggs, butter, meats, and other deep fried foods, like sugar raise blood pressure temporarily, causing reduced flow of blood, and consequently lesser oxygen for the brain. This cause dizziness and trigger vertigo. Fatty foods also cause inflammation of the arteries and of the inner ear, creating the same phenomena.
Tyramine Rich Foods: Red wine, chicken liver, smoked meats, yogurt, chocolate, bananas, citrus fruits, figs, ripened cheeses and nuts all contain the amino acid tyramine and cause vertigo.Tyramine cause dilation of blood vessels and trigger migraine, a major causative factor of vertigo.
Alcoholic Beverages: The inner ear plays an important role in maintaining body equilibrium by detecting motion and changes in position of the body and by sending corresponding signals to the brain. Alcohol interprets this function by sending false signals of motion to the brain, conflicting with the signals from the inner ear. This disrupts body equilibrium, triggering vertigo.