Top Foods To Relieve Migraines

Have a killer migraine?

These 4 foods are sure to relieve it!

1. Pumpkin seeds

People who have migraines tend to have low brain magnesium. Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, which studies show may reduce the frequency of attacks.

2. Beef liver

It contains high amounts of vitamin B2. B2 seems to significantly reduce migraine days and may lower the intensity of headaches.

3. Butterbur

The American Headache Society has endorsed butterbur extract for migraine treatment. Raw butterbur can be dangerous; only buy processed products labeled pa-free.

4. Coffee

Coffee can be used with over the counter pain medications. The combination has been shown to enhance migraine pain relief.

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About the author

Julie Rothenberg MS, RD, LDN

Julie is a registered dietitian, nutrition expert with a passion for honoring the body with good nutrition and mindful eating. Julie obtained a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in dietetics at Loyola University Chicago.

The proud owner of a nutrition consulting company, JuliENERGYnutrition LLC, where she practices concierge nutrition. She takes an extremely individualized approach and creates personalized nutrition goals and plans for her clients based on specific needs. She works with various physicians and therapists and sees clients for a wide range of nutrition issues including wellness, weight loss, disease specific nutrition counseling and disordered eating.

She stays up to date with new food discoveries and evidence-based research, as well as keeps up with the latest nutrition trends. She has a passion for improving relationships with food and currently uses the "Intuitive Eating" approach. In fact, she is a certified intuitive eating counselor. She has developed a passion for not only improving relationships with food and the body but also for understanding the effects that good nutrition can have on one’s health. Her ultimate goal is to use nutrition to help the community live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives.

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