When my sister and I were growing up, I watched her suffer terribly with migraine headaches. She would lay in bed for hours on end and have to stay home from school for weeks at a time. The doctor put her on medication to control the headaches (beta blockers) and while it helped, it never really got rid of them. Today she still suffers with migraines from time to time, but by in large they are under control. One of the biggest reasons for that is that years ago she ran into a natural health care provider who introduced her to the idea of eating a diet that will control her migraines.
Now she eats a diet that is rich in magnesium, because magnesium has a relaxing impact on your blood vessels. Believe it or not, magnesium can help to prevent the dilation and constriction in the head that comes with migraine headaches. Research studies have proven that a diet rich in magnesium can decrease the frequency in which people experience migraines. Because migraine headaches are often triggered by a lack of sleep the fact the magnesium can help you sleep is an added bonus!
One food that is loaded with magnesium is quinoa. If you haven’t tried cooking quinoa, you should really give it a try! Not only does the magnesium content in quinoa have the potential to help prevent migraine headaches but a study reported in the European Journal of Neurology shows that the riboflavin content may also help prevent attacks. The study showed that an increase in riboflavin consumption lead to a decrease in the total number of headaches experienced. Additionally, it shortened the duration when attacks happened.
Not only does quinoa have the potential to help your headaches, it also offers other nutritional benefits and is very good for you. Even if you have wheat intolerance, you can enjoy quinoa! Why not try it today?
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