Anyone who suffers from a migraine knows that the pain can be rather excruciating. However, migraines or headaches indicate that in some way or another we are not properly taking care of ourselves. As is often the case, migraines occur due to dehydration. But, while it may seem that dehydration can be cured by drinking an instant glass of water, dehydration in this case is often due to your body living with an insufficient amount of water for many years, consequently lacking in certain important nutrients and minerals. In order to remedy a migraine, three very important minerals will help: potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Thankfully, these three mighty nutrients can be found in abundance in the following three juices. It is vital, however, that you also drink plenty of water when drinking these juices in order to remove any toxins from the body.
Here's the recipe:
While ensuring that you drink juices that are rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium is vital, paying attention to the foods that you should avoid is just as important. Foods that contribute to dehydration and depletion of minerals which can lead to a migraine include foods that are high in fat, sugar, artificial sweeteners, flour products, dairy products, alcohol, caffeine, artificial food additives, chocolate as well as some seeds and nuts.
It is also suggested that you add variety to your juice regimen.
Here's another recipe you could try:
Perhaps one of the biggest causes of migraines is a magnesium deficiency: most people tend to be deficient and are unaware of it. Unfortunately magnesium levels do not show up in blood tests either, as only one percent of magnesium can be found in the blood (most tends to be stored in our tissues). Symptoms associated with magnesium deficiency often include muscle weakness, tremor and spasm as well as frequent migraines and headaches. Magnesium is best derived from whole foods and can be found in avocado, asparagus, banana, basil, beetroot, broccoli, chives, spinach, tomatoes, legumes, oats, almonds, cashew, pumpkin seeds, quinoa and others.
To ensure that you are getting enough magnesium into your diet, be sure to include the following juice to your list of recipes too: