10 Foods that fight headache

10 Foods that fight headache

Before reaching for Asprin why not try some home remedies, here are a few things you can find in your kitchen to fight a headache.

1. Coffee

You wouldn’t think your favorite vice could help headaches, but the caffeine in coffee helps to constrict blood vessels which provide headache relief.

2. Tea

Tea can relieve pain as quickly as painkillers, tea has compounds that help ease pain and relax you.

3. Apple

Try eating an apple (with the skin on) as soon as you feel the beginnings of a headache. Alternatively, you can add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar – which has similar properties – to a glass full of water. Drink this solution for immediate headache relief.

4. Bananas

Eating carbohydrates, such as a banana, will stave off symptoms by keeping blood sugar levels even. The B vitamins. Vitamin B6 (just like B3 and B2) is a headache-fighting powerhouse found in bananas, and it will help to increase the levels of serotonin in your brain, which acts as an anti-depressant.

5. Go nuts

Instead of popping a pill when you get a headache, toss back some almonds. For everyday tension-type headaches, almonds can be a natural remedy and a healthier alternative to other medicine. It acts as a pain reliever because it contains something called salicin, which is also an agent in popular over-the-counter killers.

6. Ginger

Certain enzymes spark off the prostaglandin synthesis, while some drugs, such as aspirin, inhibit the synthesis. Gingerroot, a natural alternative, is thought to inhibit the synthesis as well.

7. Water

On average we don’t drink enough water daily, and that alone is cause for a headache.

8. Cloves

Cloves can be used to ease tension headaches as it has cooling and pain-relieving properties. Inhale the smell of the crushed cloves whenever you have a headache until you get some relief from the pain.

9. Peppermint Oil

Peppermint contains menthol that helps open up clogged blood vessels that cause headaches. It also has calming and soothing effects.

10. Mint Juice

Extract mint juice from a handful of mint leaves and apply it to the forehead and temples to treat a headache.

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