What to eat to help with headaches
Food to fight headaches?
Skipping meals may trigger a migraine; eating small snacks regularly should help to keep your blood sugar levels stable. Eating the right foods may help to control your headaches:
Magnesium - studies show low levels during migraine attacks. Eat more: legumes, nuts, whole grains, seeds, green leafy vegetables, soy products, bananas, dried apricots and avocados. (This mineral is also found in water in hard water areas).
Phytoestrogens – these plant based chemicals that boost oestrogen may help restore hormone balance. Eat more: soy based foods, miso, wholegrain rice, alfalfa, cherries and apples.
CoQ10 - a vitamin-like substance recommended by The Migraine Trust. Found naturally in oily fish, legumes and whole grains.
Vitamin B2 has an antioxidant effect helping absorb damaging free radicals that can trigger migraine. Eat more: leafy vegetables, nuts, legumes, eggs.
Mild dehydration is one of the most common causes of headaches. Hot flushes and night sweats, contribute to water loss. Drink between 6-8 glasses of water, herbal teas or caffeine-free drinks each day.
Check out our blog Good Hydrations for tips to stay hydrated.