Not All Foods are Migraine Triggers

Photo by: Renata Dobranska (FLICKR)

Photo by: Renata Dobranska (FLICKR)

Although the list of migraine triggers is long, there are some nutrients that can help relieve or prevent migraines. Check out these four migraine-relieving nutrients and a dinner recipe that includes all four!

1.) Magnesium: migraineurs have showed magnesium deficiency or low levels during attacks.

Magnesium rich foods: dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale, avocados, bananas

Photo by: Maria Pons

Photo by: Maria Pons


2.) Omega 3’s: help reduce inflammation during migraine attack

Omega 3-rich foods: flaxseed, chia seeds, fatty fish like salmon and mackeral, olive oil

Photo by: Stephanie D.

Photo by: Stephanie D.

3.) Riboflavin (vitamin B2): has shown to decrease occurrence of migraines

Riboflavin-rich foods: lean red meat, fortified cereals or breads (whole grain is best!), mushrooms and spinach

Photo by: Rachel (FLICKR)

Photo by: Rachel (FLICKR)

4.) Water: rehydrates the body and mind

Food with high water content: butter lettuce, celery, zucchini, radish, melons grapefruit, strawberries

Photo by: skottishwater

Photo by: skottishwater

ContentChecked

ContentChecked, West Hollywood, CA, United States