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Dig Into These 7 Foods to Prevent Migraines


Do you suspect your diet is literally giving you a headache? Well, it turns out there are some foods that can do the exact opposite, so if you experience the blinding pain that can accompany a migraine, then you’re going to want to learn these eating tips.

While there are other treatments available, adjusting your diet could make a big difference in how severe your migraine symptoms are. Since it’s still Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, let’s take a look at seven items you should add to your regular menu…

1. Dark Leafy Greens

Prevention.com explains that spinach in particular is high in certain vitamins – namely B2 and B6 – as well as Omega-3 acids that are “proven migraine reducers”. Vitamin B2 is often referred to as riboflavin, and “has been found to be effective at reducing headache frequency, intensity, and duration,” notes the source.

There are other leafy greens in the same family that can deliver positive results if you’re trying to lessen the grip of migraines. They include kale, amaranth leaves, arugula, beet greens, and lettuce, notes the site. “When searching for the perfect green, keep in mind that the darker the hue, the higher the nutritional value,” it adds.

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