Get Rid Of Migraine Headaches Naturally

Posted In: Neurologist     2018-02-26     11

If you have ever experienced a migraine headache than you would know how painful it is or you must know someone who has. Knowing how severe migraine symptoms can be, one must know how to get rid of a migraine headache.


According to the census, six to eighteen percent of the adults suffer from frequent migraines. And the frequency of woman’s migraines is around three times more than of man.

Although migraine headaches pass from one generation to another and have a genetic component, choosing a healthy lifestyle can greatly help in reducing the occurrence as well as the severity of migraine attacks.

There are numerous options to reduce a migraine headache, different things work for different people depends on one frequency and severity of a migraine. Get your hands on affordable health care in Bangalore with Cureplus


Below are the few ways to get rid of a migraine headache as well as attack.

1.      Eat right food – foods that can prevent or treat migraines are as follows:

  • Omega-3 foods

Foods such as seeds, nuts, salmon or sardines, can aid in controlling blood flow and reduce inflammation.

  • Organic, fresh vegetables and fruits

Fresh vegetables and fruits are high in magnesium and other vital electrolytes, which are essential to control blood flow and muscular functions alongside, prevent an electrolyte imbalance.

  • Magnesium loaded foods

Spinach, pumpkin seeds, kefir, black beans, Swiss chard, yogurt, almonds, avocado, dates, figs, sweet potatoes, and bananas are some of the best sources of magnesium.

Foods such as wild-caught fish, grass-fed beef, poultry, legumes, and beans are rich in lean protein.

  • Foods rich in B vitamins

Studies suggest that people with migraines should take in more B vitamins, especially vitamin B2 (Riboflavin). Foods rich in B vitamins are dairy products, green leafy vegetables, organ and other meat, nuts and seeds, and legumes and beans.

2.      Foods one should avoid that make migraines worse

As per the research, around 40 percent of migraines could be controlled if people take healthy diet and avoid foods that stimulate migraines. Besides, there are foods that prevent migraine headaches or attacks there are also foods that trigger migraine headaches or attacks. They are listed below:

  • Pickled or cured fish
  • Refined grain products
  • Aged cheeses
  • Added sugar
  • Conventional dairy products
  • Bread/Pastries made with yeast and gluten
  • Eggs
  • Red wine and other types of alcohol drinks
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeinated drinks
  • Artificial food additives and sweeteners such as aspartame.
  • Very cold foods
  • Higher amounts of sodium
  • Nitrates present in processed meats, including cold cuts, bacon, hot dogs, ham and salami
  • Fast and fried foods made with MSG
  • Certain types of beans and legumes