Headache is the most common reason why people go to doctor every year. According to one study, 7 out of 10 people have one headache per year. There are numerous causes of it but one of the most common is stress and tension. Other causative factors are consumption of different foods, food allergies and sensitivity, drinking alcohol, dehydration etc.
There are various medications available such as Aspirin, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen. However only medicines are not enough, alternative treatments such as lifestyle changes, diet modifications and stress management are also required in order to get complete relief. Did you know that there are certain foods which can help relieve headache? Below I have listed few of them, add it in your shopping list.
1. Baked Potato
Potato is great remedy if your headache is hangover related. Alcohol consumption leads to dehydration and loss of electrolytes such as potassium. So if you eat food rich in potassium such as baked potato with skin, it’s a most rich source for you.
Most of the head ache are because of dehydration. So it’s advisable to reach out to water rich fruits such as watermelon in case of headache. Other water rich foods you can consider are cucumber, melon, berries, lettuce and tomatoes.
3. Fatty Fish
Some research studies found that foods rich in Vitamin B such as B6, B12 and folic acid might help to reduce headache. Hence try adding Tuna and Salmon in your plate. These are also a great source of omega-3 fatty acid known for anti-inflammatory activity.
Having a cup of strong black coffee is most simple treatment works for many of us. Caffeine constricts blood vessels which can decrease pain. It also reduces inflammation that can bring relief. Coffee can be booster to headache remedies as well, if you use Aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen along with cup of coffee, it keeps pain away for longer duration.
5. Sesame Seeds
The tiny seeds are packed with high nutritional values. Sesame is rich in Vitamin E which might help to stabilize estrogen level. It also improves circulation, helps to keep away headache.