Headaches are a pain (no pun intended). It is nearly impossible to function when a headache or migraine headache attacks, and trying to go to work or school when one hits is usually the icing on the cake.
This headache-relieving drink contains some of the best foods for curing a bad headache. How do they work?
Spinach – magnesium is one of the most successful headache remedies, and spinach is full of it (just 1 cup contains 40% of your daily value!). People who experience headaches and migraines often have low magnesium levels, and studies have shown that increasing magnesium can actually reduce the frequency of these headache and migraine attacks.
Pineapple – headaches and migraines are largely inflammatory-caused. Pineapple contains the bromelain enzyme that acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and can provide headache relief.
Celery – celery is loaded with water and minerals like magnesium and calcium – two crucial components in helping prevent and relieve headaches. It’s also a natural diuretic, so this headache-relieving drink will help to flush out any un-wanted toxins that may be triggering your headache or migraine.
Ginger and Turmeric – these two anti-inflammatory roots work wonders for headaches and migraines – so this headache-relieving drink will reduce inflammation just as quickly as will any pain pill (like Tylenol).
Coconut Water – coconut water is a natural electrolyte, high in minerals like potassium and magnesium. It works wonders for relieving tension headaches, as well as migraines. It is also anti-inflammatory, and lowers blood pressure, both of which are major contributors of head pain.
– 2 cups packed spinach
– 2 cups ripe pineapple
– 2 stalks celery
– 1 inch fresh ginger root
– 1 inch fresh turmeric root
– 1-2 cups coconut water or filtered water (coconut water will help with headache more than regular filtered water)
Stick all of the above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!