Headaches: Foods That Help You Combat Them


Do you suffer from consistent and frequent headaches? If yes, then you would probably know about the more popular remedies for the same as well. These would include consuming tablets and coffee in addition to lying down in a dark room and using a tight head band to reduce the pain.

However, what many individuals may not know is that certain foods also help in effectively reducing headaches. So the next time you get one of those really bad migraines, try these foods out to combat the issue and the pain.

Potatoes: If your headache is hangover related due to the consumption of alcohol, you can try eating baked potatoes. Baked potatoes are rich in potassium (contain about 721 mg per potato) which in turn helps in reducing headaches caused due to hangovers.

Water rich fruits and vegetables: You can get a headache if your body gets dehydrated. The best bet in these cases is to keep your body hydrated at all times.

And the best way to do this is would be to eat water rich foods like watermelon, cucumber, berries, lettuce, and tomatoes. In addition to hydrating your body, the natural water available in these fruits and vegetables contain high levels of magnesium which in turn helps in preventing headaches.

Healthy Carbohydrates: Individuals who follow low carbohydrate diets are more susceptible to headaches. The reason being that the brain receives limited energy from depleted glycogen stores. In addition to this, low crab foods tend to dehydrate the body faster, leading to severe headaches.

In such cases, it is recommended to eat some healthy crabs which can be found in foods like oatmeal, yogurt, fruits and whole wheat bread.

Effect of Magnesium: Almonds are rich in magnesium which in turn helps alleviate severe headaches. Magnesium tends to relax the blood vessels in the head and by following a diet which is rich in the same nutrient, individuals can get rid of incessant headaches and migraines.

Some foods that are rich in magnesium include bananas, avocados, almonds, legumes, cashews and brown rice.

Sinusitis Headaches: If you have sinusitis and suffer constant headaches due to the same, then spices may be the best bet. Spices and peppers when consumed in such cases decrease sinus congestion and reduce the following pressure on blocked airways. Again, you need to be careful if you have allergic side reactions to spices.

Sesame Seeds: These seeds (high in vitamin E) can be a life saver for women who suffer from constant headaches during their menstrual cycles.

A faint sprinkling of these seeds on top of salads, soups and other foods can help in stablizing the estrogen levels in the body. This in turn can decrease if not stop migraines altogether. In addition to this, sesame seeds are also high in magnesium which is an added advantage..

Spinach: Opting for spinach instead of lettuce in your salads can help alleviate your headaches. Spinach helps in preventing hangovers and decreasing blood pressure. These in turn can significantly reduce painful headaches.

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