A Natural Cure For Headache

by making some simple dietary changes

Simple changes to diet and lifestyle can lead to a natural cure for headache.  Everyone has had a headache at some point and they are as common as the common cold and flu. 

Expert suggest that 90 percent of headaches are tension headaches and a small percentage are classed as migraine headaches, which is a result of a change in the circulation in the head.

If we look at some of the causes of headaches then we can begin to determine the best cures. 

Foods that can help a natural cure for headache

  • Whole grains, nuts and dried fruit for their magnesium
  • Avocado, nuts and seeds for their vitamin E
  • Bananas for their potassium
  • Vitamin B6 containing foods such as chicken, eggs, spinach and peas (for menstrual cycle related headaches)
  • Almonds
  • Watercress
  • Parsley
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Pineapple

Eat regular small meals and eat snacks between meals to help maintain sugar balance.

Drink at least 2 litres of water everyday to remain fully hydrated.  Add 1 litre for every hour of moderate exercise.

Common causes of headaches:

  • Dehydration
  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Anxiety
  • Drinking caffeine drinks (tea, coffee, cola)
  • A lack of caffeine, if a high consumer of caffeine
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Alcohol consumption

Food and drink to avoid to control and cure headaches

natural cure for headache
  • Excessive caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate, cheese and citrus fruits are also considered migraine triggers

Are your headaches related to food additives?

Some of the most common additives in these foods can be causes of headaches:

  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Wheat
  • Chocolate
  • Luncheon meats
  • Diary products
  • Fermented foods such as sour cream and yogurts

Other lifestyle changes to help cure headaches

  • Get sufficient sleep
  • Maintain good posture to reduce muscular tension in the neck and shoulders
  • Use a heat pad or hot water bottle to relax tense neck and shoulder muscles
  • Take regular exercise
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure

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