Having a headache is the worst possible situation. I HAD CHRONIC HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES before I stopped giving in to the pain and got help. I found an easy solution to my headaches through investigation and experimentation. So that you can get rid of headaches as quickly as I did, I’d want to share what I learned.
I suffered from migraines and headaches weekly throughout my teens and early adulthood. The suffering was incapacitating. The pain in my head and brain made it difficult, if not impossible, for me to focus or accomplish anything. If I’m sick, I prefer a more holistic approach to improving. So I tried different foods that would help me avoid headaches. I want to tell you about the meals I tried and discovered to be effective in getting rid of headaches rapidly.
Moreover, I learned to avoid some meals known to bring headaches. I’ll spill the beans on a couple of those, too. Here’s to the new you, free of migraines!
I’ll discuss headaches for a little before I get to the foods. So, let’s get down to the definition of a headache. Headache pain can originate from any part of the skull. The pain originates from disruptions in the brain’s pain-detecting systems. The four main categories identified by the National Institute of Health are vascular, muscular contraction (tension), traction, and inflammatory headaches. Migraines are the most prevalent form of vascular headache. Migraine headaches are neurological disorders that cause extreme pain, blurred vision, and sometimes nausea and vomiting on one or both sides of the head. Migraine headaches are less common in men than in women.
Frequent headaches are your body’s way of telling you something is amiss, so it’s best not to ignore them. Take it as a caution and start incorporating more of the foods I recommend below into your diet. I’ll tell you what things to eat (or eat more of) to eliminate your headaches quickly.
Brown rice is a great way to keep headaches at bay. Vitamin B-6 is abundant in brown rice. This vitamin helps the body deal with stress and pain and is soluble in water. The frequency of my headaches drastically decreased once I began using brown rice in my weekly diet. Brown rice is still a staple in my weekly diet since it helps avoid headaches.
Vitamin A-Containing Foods
Fatigue, sleeplessness, sinusitis, and colds are some symptoms of a vitamin A deficiency that can contribute to migraines and headaches. Because of this, ensuring adequate vitamin A intake is crucial. Vitamin A can be found in abundance in most leafy greens. Red peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes, yellow squash, garlic, fish oil, peaches, cantaloupe, and papaya are also good sources of vitamin A.
Foods High in Vitamin B
A lack of Vitamin B Complex has been linked to stress-related anxiety problems. Some examples include excessive sleepiness, anger, anxiety, low blood sugar, and melancholy. A headache could be the result of these symptoms. The B complex vitamins are B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12. Peas, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, oats, fish, salmon, nuts, prunes, brown rice, whole grains, and sea vegetables are good examples of foods high in the B complex.
Foods High in Magnesium
Magnesium deficiency has been linked to disruptions in nerve and muscle impulse transmission. Anxiety and anger may result from this, leading to painful headaches. Foods like apples, avocados, brown rice, garlic, salmon, almonds, and green leafy vegetables are all good sources of magnesium.
Foods High in Potassium
Anxiety, melancholy, constipation, and sleeplessness are all symptoms of potassium shortage, which can also trigger headaches. To name just a few, bananas, avocados, apricots, raisins, yams, yogurt, and beans are all good sources of potassium.
Magnesium, riboflavin, omega-3 fats, and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) are some nutrients/supplements that may help alleviate headaches. These nutritional aids are available for purchase at any health food shop. Some foods include these nutrients as well. Spinach, legumes, and Swiss chard are three examples of foods that are high in magnesium. Kale, asparagus, and mushrooms are good sources of riboflavin. Eat foods high in omega-3s, such as salmon and eggs. Eat salmon if you want to get your fill of CoQ10.
Headaches can be managed partly by avoiding foods known to bring on headaches. Because of this individual variation, the meal that gives you a headache when you’re sensitive to it may not provide another person a headache. However, a variety of commonly consumed foods and substances have been linked to headaches. Foods like cheese, hefty cuts of red meat, fatty foods, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and the preservatives and additives found in processed and fast food are examples of the former.
Dehydration, brought on by alcohol consumption, is a known headache trigger. Large quantities of the headache-inducing amino acid tyramine are also found in alcohol. If you want a quick fix for your headaches and are an alcoholic, cutting back on your drinking may help.
Additives in Food and Drink
Avoid eating anything that has been artificially flavored or contains monosodium glutamate (MSG). Aspartame is an artificial sweetener commonly used in soft drinks and other beverages; you should avoid it. Equal or NutraSweet could be the brand name. Some people are sensitive to caffeine and get headaches while consuming caffeinated drinks. Caffeine should be avoided if this is the case.
I, like many other people, am gluten intolerant. If you are one of these people, a headache may result from consuming gluten-containing foods such as bread, grains, cookies, etc. In the past, this has been the case for me. After some investigation, I realized that eating anything with gluten gave me a headache. If you discover that eating gluten-containing foods gives you migraines, the good news is that many delicious alternatives are available. As a result, you won’t have to give up all your preferred foods. The fact that I don’t get a headache after eating gluten-free cookies is a huge plus for me.
I hope you’ve taken something away from this article and that you’ll start using the information I provided to relieve those headaches. Cheers to a brand new you, free of pain and headaches!
Headaches, My Ass! is the title of my book, which contains further information about how to alleviate headaches quickly. Learn the Secret to Permanently Relieving Your Headaches and Migraines! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008I9DJAI
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