Summer is upon us and that means sweat, heat and heat-induced headaches. Headaches are absolutely the worst; they mess with our mood, work and day in general. If you feel a headache coming on, here are some natural, food remedies.
Baked potatoes are potassium rich – thanks to their skins– which help the body replenish electrolytes. These can help alleviate headaches.
Sprinkle some flaxseeds into your morning bowl of porridge or into a smoothie if you have a headache. They have omega-3 acids which reduce inflammation which can cause headaches.
Salmon also had high amounts of omega-3 acids, making it another food to enjoy when you have a headache.
Whole Grain Carbohydrates
Many advocate a low carb diet, but don’t know that it can deplete glycogen levels in the body. This causes fluid and energy loss which can trigger headaches. Have whole wheat bread, oatmeal or brown rice.
Make sure you are getting enough calcium if you suffer from chronic headaches; low levels of calcium can cause pain. Dairy products including yogurt and cheese are calcium rich.
Caffeine, in moderation, reduces the release of histamine in blood which can reduce headaches caused by allergies.
If your headaches are caused by the flu, enjoy some spicy foods which can open up blocked airways and clear sinuses.
Heal your headache with a handful of almonds. They’re high in amino acids which release serotonin, which can ease stress which cause headaches.