Best Things to Eat to Relieve you from Migraine Pains

The worst thing to experience in your life is deadly migraine pains. The non-stop drumming inside your head that seems never-ending is very irritating as well as painful. Migraine pain appears to be an inherited but dominant characteristic which has no possible treatment till now. Even people without any family history of migraine can suffer from these severe pains. Many things can trigger migraine pains that include emotional, physical and even dietary factors.

Migraines are believed to be a result of the chemical changes in the brain. It is believed by a lot of doctors and scientists that during the state of migraine, our body starts lacking a chemical compound, serotonin which affects the right mood. Decreasing level of serotonin contracts the brain blood vessels which makes them narrow and causes severe and extended pains.

Proper nutrition and a healthy diet plan can make some very effective changes in your lifestyle and overall well being. If you’re also facing ruthless migraine pains, then emphasise more on pain-safe food and completely avoid the food that trigger migraine pains. Here are some of the best foods that help in soothing migraine pains quickly!

Probiotic Yogurt

Probiotic yogurt contains friendly bacteria that promote healthy immune system and prevents migraine pains. Vitamin B deficiency is also a major factor that gives birth to migraine attacks. Probiotic yogurt is also a rich source of riboflavin (Vitamin B), so, it never allows your body to run out of vitamin B and also helps the body cells to use all the essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to produce energy.

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Fatty Fish

Cold water or fatty fishes such as tuna, halibut, mackerel, salmon, sardines, etc. are very helpful for people suffering from dreadful migraine pains. These fishes, when added to your diet, delivers a rich amount of Omega 3 fatty acids which are known to have strong inflammatory effects and therefore helps in decreasing the risk of migraine attacks. Other than the inflammatory effect, Omega 3 fatty acids help in the proper functioning of the blood vessels and reduce head swelling which can cause severe headaches and striking migraines.

Sweet Potatoes

One of the important cause of migraine pains is skipping meals. Skipping meals can create muscle tension in the body, triggers headaches, make you feel dizzy and tighten the blood vessels of the brain which can ultimately lead to migraine pain. Sweet potatoes contain an active component known as Beta-Carotene which has anti-inflammatory potential and reduces inflammation in brain tissue and nerve tissue, and it also maintains the natural hormone balance in the body even if you skip a meal.

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Grapes have maintained a high nutritional profile for a long time and therefore play a very significant role in ensuring a healthy life. Pounding migraines usually disturbs only one side of the head, and can often be accompanied by nausea and vomiting which just makes this condition worse. An active component "Resveratrol" found in purple and red grapes helps in improving blood flow And thus prevents intense rushes of pain into your head.

Whole Grain Bread

You should include whole-grain products such as bread or cookies in your daily diet to decrease the risk of migraines. The migraines can also be triggered by low energy levels in susceptible people. The healthy carbohydrates found in whole grain bread increases the glycogen levels in the body. Glycogen is the main source of energy in the body and when glucose level increases, it helps in controlling the migraine pains.

Another important factor that triggers migraine is dehydration. Keep drinking water and try to drink 7-8 glasses of water in a day. Calorie-free water is certainly the best way to stay hydrated and prevent tensions and headaches that lead to severe migraine pains.

Drop down a comment and tell us if you find this article helpful and what you do to soothe your migraine pains!

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