All to often, we as human consumers feel the need to use over the counter drugs to alleviate headaches. However, over the counter drugs are expensive and limit your body’s natural ability to deal with such pain. Instead try these natural foods and ingredients.
1. What are Headaches?
A headache is caused by congestion of blood vessels, which supply the blood to the brain. Muscular tension in shoulders,neck and head. Stress, tiredness, poor posture, low blood sugar, drugs, and eyestrain can also bring about headaches.
2. Sit down with a relaxing cup of tea.
Teas like peppermint, spearmint, chamomile, and lemon balm are good choices. Such teas relax muscles and relieve congestion of the blood vessels.
3. Eat more protein-rich foods.
Frequent headaches can be brought by low levels of niacin and vitamin B6. Foods like chicken, fish, beans and peas, nuts, peanut butter, cheese and milk can help defend against headaches.
4. Get more magnesium and calcium in your diet.
Both magnesium and calcium can be found together in dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale. So people cool like Popeye and eat them.
5. Instant headache cure with ginger.
Traditional Chinese herbal medicines calls for ginger to deal with headaches. Eat a small piece of ginger root, or drink ginger tea. Ginger acts to block prostaglandins (fatty acids that stimulate muscle contraction, and inflammation).