The Curious Treatment for Headaches & Heart Health


You wake up with a splitting headache. As the day wears on, that low-grade headache starts getting bigger. At some point, you know you should stop and do something about it. Take a break, rest, or maybe call your doctor.

Been there, done that? Or know someone who’s experienced this?

Treating a headache is one thing. But have you ever thought about treating your heart with a little more care and attention, too?

Turns out, there’s a curious treatment for both headaches and your heart.

It’s pretty simple. Eat healthy foods.

Brain Food

University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Sian Spacey says many of the 200 types of headaches people experience are linked to food.

For example, some headaches are triggered by foods that contain the artificial sweetener aspartame like soda, chewing gum, and candy.

Other people experience headaches after eating foods that contain citrus or glutamine. Even dairy products and some nuts and butters can trigger headaches or migraines.

Heart-healthy Food

Here’s what’s interesting. Eating more healthy, unprocessed foods is a good way to prevent migraines and headaches. It’s also an excellent way to improve your heart health.

If you want to keep your heart healthy, eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Some fish and lean meat is OK too.

There’s also foods you should avoid or limit like fast food burgers, french fries, fried food, pizza, instant noodles, baked sweets, and sugary drinks.

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