Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Migrane And Some Food Tips

Migraine headaches are extremely painful headaches that may be accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light, dizziness and visual disturbances, known as auras that happen before the headache's onset. Fox News reports that approximately 30 million Americans suffer from migraines, three-fourths of whom are women. Treating migraine headaches often involves medications prescribed by a physician, although there are some things that can be done at home to relieve migraine pain without medications. These remedies are not meant to replace conventional treatment prescribed by your physician.

Drink water to hydrate the body and treat dehydration, which can cause a migraine headache. Ideally, you should try to consume decaffeinated beverages, as caffeine can worsen dehydration. If you are well-hydrated, however, you may try drinking a caffeinated beverage to restrict the blood vessels to relieve the pain. Caffeine intake should be limited because caffeine can trigger migraines in some people instead of relieving the pain.

In the world of diet-headache-migraine cures, the best advice is simply to eat a well balanced diet with plenty of fresh, non-processed foods. That includes a variety of grains, fruits and vegetables. But here are a few specific foods that you may want to introduce into your diet. These are believed by many to have the diet headache migraine connection, and may cut down on your pain:

Peppermint, Cayenne pepper, Ginger , Fish and fish oil, Foods rich in calcium (such as spinach, broccoli and kale), Foods rich in magnesium, such as spinach (maybe Popeye was right!), Oatmeal, Wheat, Garlic.

Can find below the food that can ease head ache. So here it goes

Baked Potato

 Eating potassium-rich foods can help to alleviate hangover-related headaches.” Surprisingly, a baked potato (with the skin) is one of the most impressive sources of potassium


The natural water contained in both fruits and vegetables contains essential minerals, like magnesium, that are key in headache prevention.


“Caffeine is also a diuretic, which can increase dehydration and increase the severity of a headache,The bottom line: One cup of coffee may be helpful for decreasing hangover-related headaches, but drinking coffee throughout the day would not be the best choice for curing a headache.”

Whole Grain Toast

Low-carb dieters beware: Too little carbohydrates and you might bring on a headache. When you follow a low-carbohydrate diet, you begin to deplete glycogen stores, which are a main source of energy to the brain; This also causes an increase in fluid losses from the body, which can trigger dehydration. By reducing energy to the brain and causing dehydration, these low-carbohydrate diets can trigger headaches. When one hits, consider reaching for healthy carbs, such as those found in whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, fruit or yogurt. Bonus: A healthy boost of carbs may also improve your mood, as they help your body to release serotonin, the feel-good hormone.


According to past research, magnesium, found in almonds, may protect your body from the brunt of a headache by relaxing blood vessels. Migraine sufferers may also experience relief by following a diet rich in magnesium, some experts believe. “To increase your magnesium intake, try consuming magnesium-rich foods such as bananas, dried apricots, avocados, almonds, cashews, brown rice, legumes and seeds


The brain depends on calcium to function efficiently, Make sure you are consuming calcium-rich foods, like fat-free plain Greek yogurt, which is a great source of calcium, with no added sugars and beneficial probiotics for your gut.

Sesame Seeds

Sprinkle them on salads, in oatmeal or on top of soups and stir-fries. Why? These tiny seeds pack a big nutritional punch. Sesame seeds are rich in vitamin E, which may help to stabilize estrogen levels and prevent migraines during your period It also improves circulation, which helps prevent headaches. Bonus: Sesame seeds are also rich in magnesium, which may give them added headache-preventing power.

 Spinach Salad

What worked for Popeye may work for your headache. Spinach has been shown to help decrease blood pressure, prevent hangovers and may help to alleviate headaches, Try using spinach leaves instead of lettuce for a headache-preventing power salad. Here is a recipe of salad packed with headache-soothing foods: Toss together 2 cups spinach leaves, 3/4 cups cubed watermelon, 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots and 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts or almonds, and drizzle with raspberry vinaigrette.

Skipping meals and fasting are surefire triggers for many people, possibly because dropping blood sugar levels may contribute to migraine symptoms and other headaches.