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What to eat when dealing with a migraine, stress, heartburn

Healthy Eating By Rachel Murugi
The food you eat play a huge role in impacting your health and general wellbeing (Shutterstock)

Have you ever felt the weight of having migraine, stress or heartburn limit you from having a good day? When your head is throbbing, you can barely think or get things done. When you are stressed, you're unable to function well from the constant anxiety.

To help you with this, you need to consider the foods you consume. The food you eat play a huge role in impacting your health, and general wellbeing. As a way to tackle these issues, you can consider these suggestions:

For migraine

When you eat three servings of fatty fish such as trout, sardines, and herring, you get a lot of omega-3 fatty acids.

These acids can help bring down the body's production of prostaglandins, hormone-like chemicals that can induce inflammation and pain, causing migraines.

Taking a table spoon of fish oil daily also boosts your resistance to migraines. To ensure that you completely keep them at bay, consider lowering your consumption of artificial sweeteners, citrus, processed meats and red wine.

For reducing stress

Low-fat popcorn, honey, graham crackers, whole-wheat pretzels are some of the foods you should try eating to help you cope with stress and anxiety.

If you start snacking on a cup of air-popped popcorn, some whole wheat pretzels, your anxiety levels will go down. Low-fat carbohydrates can increase the production of serotonin in the brain, which helps relax you.

Taking a spoonful of honey calms you down and is recommended for use when you're almost sleeping. Be sure to stay away from caffeine. It is a stimulant which will definitely get you nervous and more anxious.

Foods That Reduce Heartburn

You'll want to try ginger if want to reduce heartburns. Fresh ginger is strong, and can be used in tea. When you are making this tea, grate a piece of ginger, boil with water and mild tea leaves. Let it steam up for ten minutes and strain it then drink.

Taking ginger may help strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter. Due to this, the valve that keeps stomach acid from reversing into your esophagus and causing a burning sensation, is strong and well maintained.

Be sure to take care of your portions and feed right. Remember, it's all on the food. Food helps you build your body and heal your body.

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