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15 Foods Proven to Help Relieve Headaches

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Sufferers of headaches know just how debilitating they can be. Headaches occur in millions of individuals across the country, and they have a mirad of different causes. The consumption of different foods can be the cause and the cure of headaches. Food allergies and sensitivities are a leading cause of headaches and migraines. The symptoms of headaches and migraines are not only pain, but can include vertigo, fatigue, malaise, and auditory and visual auras. Auras are a change in perception that can accompany severe headaches.

Individuas who suffer severe headaches and migraines may find themselves bedridden from the pain. A condition called chronic migraines sees sufferers in pain more than 50% of the time. There are a variety of medications available to treat headaches, but some people find that medication does not lessen the severity of their pain. Alternative treatments include lifestyle changes, stress management, and dietary changes. Improper nutrition can easily be the cause of a headache. Here are 15 foods that could relieve your headache and get you back to feeling good in no time.

1. Salad

If you wake up with a pounding headache from partying too hard from the night before, your pain may be in part from dehydration. One great meal to make to help rehydrate yourself is salad. Lettuce and spinach leaves are high in water and fiber, which will make your body feel great.

Iceberg lettuce has a high water content but low level of nutrients, so consider a blend of different lettuce types, such as butter lettuce, spinach, arugula, romaine, or escarole. For instance, romaine lettuce’s long pale-green leaves are super crisp in texture. However, the crispest and most flavorful section of a romaine plant are the lighter leaves closest to the center, known as romaine hearts.  Butter lettuce is the crunchiest variety of lettuce with small, round, loose leaves with a soft, buttery-textured that go from pale green to pale yellow-green on the nearer to the plant’s center.

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