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.