However, some reports suggest that caffeine may increase the likelihood of seizures happening for some people. Caffeine may also affect how well AEDs work in controlling seizures. These fats are difficult for the body to break down, and have been linked to increased cholesterol levels which is a risk factor for strokes and heart disease. Steady energy levels can help you to feel more active, and the positive effects of exercise may also help to reduce seizuresin some people with epilepsy. white bread; non-wholegrain cereals; biscuits and cakes; honey; high-sugar drinks and foods; fruit juices; chips; mashed potatoes; parsnips; dates and watermelon.