10 Foods that Fight Headaches

Written by rosetta

You have a headache — now what?

Headaches are quite debilitating; no one can stand those intense head spins and pains. As a result, most resort to taking synthetic medications and painkillers, both of which are no no’s to your health in the long run.

So, why not heal your headache naturally, instead? These ten wholesome foods below will improve your overall health in addition to providing headache relief:

1. Cherries

Cherries contain a strong concentration of quercetin, a potent antioxidant containing anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy properties.Quercetin shields physical sensitives and pain and have been proven effective in treating headaches.

2. Coffee

The caffeine constricts blood vessels which provides almost immediate headache relief.

3. Salmon

This pink fish is abundant in those Omega-3 fatty acids we all know and love, which have been proven to reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of the headache. Moreover, salmon’s B-vitamin supply is beneficial to overall brain health.

4. Millet & Oatmeal

These whole grains are also substantial sources of magnesium and B vitamins, which, as previously mentioned, stop headaches.

5. Spinach

This leafy green is particularly full of vitamin B12, which relaxes the brain, naturally, and thus, releases any tension in the head.

6. Spicy foods

Spicy foods, such as Siracha and salsa, clear our sinuses, which, in turn, help relieve sinus headaches.

7. Corn

When blood vessels aren’t properly functioning, our nerves become stressed, and consequently, we experience stress-headaches. Corn contains a rich source of vitamin B3, a mineral which promotes healthy blood vessel functioning.

8. Bananas

Bananas contain  of vitamin b2, 3 and 6, which is a headache-fighting “power house.”

9. Watermelon

Watermelon hydrates our cells, which resolves the dehydration in which our body currently is during a headache.

10. Flaxseed

Like salmon, flaxseeds are a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to fight migraines.

(you can read about flaxseeds’ extended benefits here).




About the author


Rosetta is a Manhattan-born student currently living in Paris. She loves fashion, traveling, and all things kale. She's adopted the Parisian street style, yet stayed in-touch with her New York roots; she can be spotted wearing all black with a green color pop from holding her cold-pressed juice. Her religion is coconut oil and she's married to almond butter.

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