Intake of certain foods on a daily basis can go a long way in managing the pinching pain migraine headaches passes on to you. Healthy habits, involving discovering and eliminating your triggers, and adhering to the food tips below, can kick start your fight against the recurrent throbbing migraines.

Below listed are the top 5 superfoods to include in your diet to reduce migraine:

1. Mushroom

The edible and fleshy body of the gorgeous mushroom contains riboflavin which improves your brain’s energy metabolism, thereby helping the cells to produce energy. Research has shown that riboflavin, or vitamin B2, can help reduce the incidence of migraines by up to 50%. Intake of about 400 mg of riboflavin a day is good for reducing migraines.

2. Spinach

This green leafy vegetable contains high level of magnesium, particularly valuable for women who get menstrual migraines. Magnesium, often referred to as the ‘anti-stress’ mineral, makes it ideal for relieving from the condition. It is a kind of natural tranquilizer which helps relax muscles. Research has found that 360 mg of magnesium per day can help in decreasing menstrual migraines.

3. Sweet Potato

This sweet root vegetable, is one of the oldest known vegetables to man. They are a rich source of magnesium, and helps in fighting migraine. Cooked sweet potatoes are best for reducing menstrual migraines.

4. Fish

Fishes like salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardine are an abundant source of Omega-3 fatty acids which have been found to reduce migraine pain, due to their anti-inflammatory nature. In addition to cutting back the number of headaches, the high protein and nutrient content in such fishes also promotes optimal health and wellness.

5. Whole grain

Consuming fiber-rich whole grains as part of healthy diet can reduce the risk of migraines. People suffering from migraines may have a genetic defect that makes it difficult for their cells to maintain energy reserves. Whole grains such as brown rice, whole oats, brown bread etc. contain riboflavin which helps in the production of energy.

Above all, people should drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and thirst, as these are the key migraine triggering factors. Drink at least 1.5 to 2 litres of water regularly throughout the day as this will help ensure all your bodily functions operate with efficiency.

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