Eating a variety of healthy foods and staying hydrated can go a long way in preventing and relieving headache.
Food is the first medicine anyone can have. When you’re trying to manage migraine or headache, what you eat and when you eat can make a difference.
Being open to change in your diet is a good start. Often, we can get to eat the same things over and over. But by adding different fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet, you can reap benefits in terms of water content as well as vitamins and minerals.
A diet with a variety of good foods will make a big difference both in migraine management and overall health and may improve imbalances that contribute to headaches.
If you’re looking for ways to change your diet to better manage your migraine, here are some tips on the foods and drinks to guide you.
1. Bananas: Bananas are great food for quick energy recovery, and they’re high in magnesium, which can be helpful when people have headaches. Bananas are about 74% water, so there are hydration benefits as well.
2. Watermelon: Some people actually see watermelon as a vegetable because of the way it’s grown, while some others would argue it belongs firmly to the fruit category because of its sweet flavor and high sugar content.
Watermelon as the name says, has a lot of water in it. It’s actually 92% water. Getting plenty of water both by drinking it and by consuming the flesh that contain lots of water will help you stay hydrated.
Getting enough fluids is important for all aspects of health, including migraine.
Many fruits and vegetables can have a hydrating effect, and the fresher it is, the higher the water content.
3. Coconut water: Coconut water is a natural cure for dehydration and relieve headaches related to dehydration. They are natural sources of electrolytes without the added sugar or artificial sweeteners that are found in many commercial electrolyte beverages.
4. Coffee: Coffee contains caffeine, which is added to some types of headache medications. But too much of every thing is bad as coffee may lead to caffeine rebound or a caffeine withdrawal headache.
A cup of coffee is a quick fix for any type of headache. It’s important to remember that caffeine can stay in your system for up to five hours. So avoid taking another cup as it may lead to withdrawal headache.
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