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Headaches are a common health concern for a lot of people. In fact, the key phrase “how to cure a headache” is searched for in google 135,000 times per month! What people don’t realize is that headache relief can be found close by – in your refrigerator! Check out these top nutritional headache relievers:
Eat foods that are high in magnesium.
Drink some coffee.
Avoid trigger foods.
Maintain your electrolyte balance in the heat.
- Avoid the blood sugar roller coaster.
Magnesium-rich foods like quinoa, almonds, spinach, and cashews are high in magnesium. Eat these foods when you feel a headache coming on to regulate the dilation and constriction of the blood vessels that cause headaches.
Caffeine makes pain relievers 40% more effective. Drink a cup of coffee with your pain killers for faster headache pain relief.
Alcohol, food additives, and foods containing tyramine like aged cheeses and fermented foods trigger headaches in people who are sensitive to them. Avoid these foods if you are prone to headaches.
When you sweat, you lose electrolytes like sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium through your skin. Make sure to drink beverages that contain electrolytes to prevent a heat headache. Water alone won’t protect you. Since a lot of electrolyte drinks contain sugar, try to carry some electrolyte tablets in your purse or backpack. You can pick them up at any running store, and they easy pop right into the mouth of your water bottle. In a pinch, eat a banana, some almonds, and add a little table salt to your water after a run to get in the most important electrolytes.
Eating sweet or starchy foods sends your body on a roller coaster ride of high and low blood sugar that can cause headaches. Regulate your blood sugar by eating protein and fat at every meal to keep you satiated and steady as the day goes by.
Do you have a great health hack for easing headaches? Don’t keep it a secret! Let us know!
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