Natural Foods that Prevent Migraines
Migraines can be a pain, literally. The unbearable pain only gets worse when you have a ton of paperwork, household chores, errands to run, and of course, looking after your little munchkins!
However, that doesn’t mean you have to stop living your life. While there’s not much you can do when you’re suffering from a migraine, there is something you can do to prevent one from happening!
You’ve probably heard about cutting out sugary foods and additives from your diet. While there is some truth to that, one important thing people forget is what you can incorporate into your diet.
Sure, caffeine and other victuals are the nutritional villain de jour that cause headaches; but, what about the unsung heroes that prevent them? Incorporating some of these awesome natural foods into your diet can help:
1.Fruits and Vegetables: There’s some truth in “eat your veggies” after all!
These fresh greens and vibrantly colorful produce have plant estrogens in them. These help decrease its negatives effects in our bodies.
2.Whole Grain Foods: Avoid low-carb diets. These decrease the fluid in your body, resulting in dehydration. That is why you feel lethargic during such diets. Incorporate whole grains into your daily food intake. Brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa flakes and popcorn are a good start!
3.Almonds: Migraine can drive you nuts. That’s all the more reason to include these brown, crunchy and tasty nuts into your diet. Almonds are rich in magnesium. They protect your body from migraines by relaxing the blood vessels.
4.Sesame and Chia Seeds: They may be small but their effects are big! They’re the perfect example of the idiom, “Good things come in small packages”!
Sesame seeds are rich in vitamin E and magnesium. They reduce estrogen levels during menstrual cycles for women and promote blood circulation, which relieves headaches.
Chia seeds are the superhero of superfoods. This is because they’re packed with zinc, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids and calcium. All of these relax the blood vessels and decrease estrogen levels. Another bonus is that chia seeds help balance blood sugar levels in diabetics, as well as keep you hydrated. Just sprinkle them over salads, soups, porridge, even stews!