Eat to Beat Head Pain

Do you suffer from headaches regularly? When you do, is your first go-to a prescription or over-the-counter pain killer? Well, STOP right there! You could actually be doing your body more harm than good if you go that route.

Luckily, there are a number of natural, healthy alternatives that can help you relieve pressure and pain in your noggin. Most of the time, the lack of these things in your diet may be the root cause anyway! Here are a few of our favorite all-natural go-to remedies for headaches:

spinachSpinach
This delicious leafy green is a considered a powerful “super food” helps you fight headaches due to its high content of Vitamin B2! This nutrient has a relaxing effect on your brain, which eases pain and reduces inflammation.

Bananas

Like spinach, bananas are also high in Vitamin B, particularly Vitamin B6, which is a headache-fighting powerhouse. This incredible Vitamin also increases levels of serotonin in your brain, which acts as an antidepressant, so you get added benefits. Bananas are also high in potassium, so in the case you’re suffering from a dehydration headache, this fruit will boost your electrolytes and get you back on track.

Watermelon

watermelon Speaking of dehydration – this is one of the most common causes of headaches. That’s why watermelon is one of the best food sources to help you fight head pain, as it is a water-rich food that will immediately help to re-hydrate your body. Plus, it’s a perfect summer treat for picnics and barbecues!

Cherries

Finally, these tart fruits have surprising powerful headache-fighting due to their content of a compound called quercetin, which has strong antioxidant, anti-allergy, and anti-inflammatory properties. Quercetin helps your body block sensitivity and pain, so munch on a handful or pick up some cherry juice and you’ll be good as new!

Do you have any natural go-to headache fighters? SHARE your tips in COMMENTS!

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