HEADACHE RELIEF EAT TO BEAT THE PAIN

(Good Housekeeping) Dietary changes alone likely won't erase a migraine or other headaches, but certain foods can help prevent and treat it. "Most foods that are good for head pain are those that keep you hydrated or stabilized blood sugar," says Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D. That's because getting thirsty or "hangry" a fact of life, given all our obligation, causes a cascade of neurological reactions that leads to an ouchy head. These picks will help keep you pain-free:

Cantaloupe
This melon is 90 percent water and provides the electrolyte magnesium, which can play a role in regulating pain transmission. It's an especially smart pick for you if you sweat a lot or have been sick with GI issues. Fluid and electrolyte losses may also prompt a headache.

Lentils
Fiber-rick foods, lentils have 8 grams per half a cup, slow digestion. That's good, because eating too many fast-digesting carbs from white bread, soda and other processed foods, can cause blood sugar to spike, then crash, which can trigger a head pounder. No crashes, no hunger headaches.

Matcha tea
Next time you feel a headache coming, have a Matcha latte: Its caffeine will constrict dilated blood vessels, which may play a role in head pain. Matcha tea has more caffeine than other types of green tea, but contains an amino acid that has a calming effect, so it won't make you as jittery.

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