Posted on April 23 2022
Does nutrition play a role in healing migraines?
You do not have to live with chronic nausea and migraines for your entire life. A change in nutrition and lifestyle can almost always cure even the worse of migraines.
What is a migraine?
Migraine can cause severe excruciating pain or a pulsing sensation, typically on one side of the head.
It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and severe sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last from hours to sometimes even days and the pain can be so intense that it interferes with your daily activities.
There are also a few triggers of migraine including hormonal changes in women, drinking too much alcohol or caffeine, stress, sleep changes, weather changes, medications, and most importantly, inflammatory foods.
The role of nutrition.
Over many years of research, several dietary triggers for migraines have been identified, leading to the recommendation of a better and more nutritious diet to help prevent migraines.
For instance, a healthy and plant-centric diet has helped numerous people heal migraines. In fact, just switching to a whole-food plant-based diet that omits dairy, meat, and oils can help people see a difference in as little as one week.
Do certain herbs help with migraines?
Adding certain herbs and spices to your diets like ginger and lemon help, as they have anti-inflammatory properties.
Besides this, make sure to cut down on major inflammatory foods like dairy, meat, eggs, and oils is also suggested.
What does science say?
Foods like red and processed meats are high in saturated fat which causes inflammation. Similarly, several oils containing omega-6 fatty acids like sunflower oil, corn oil, can also lead to inflammation.
On the other hand, Ginger and lemon are two major superfoods used in every Indian household because of so many health benefits. They have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties making them highly effective to prevent nausea and migraine.
Sip on ginger-infused hot water multiple times a day. Squeeze a lemon to the same. Besides this, switch more towards a plant-centric diet with 6-8 servings of vegetables and fruits per day.
Trust this helps!