• Shruti GOCHHWAL

Drink This Delicious Smoothie Everyday If You Get Migraines

Coping with migraines is hard. People wrongly and commonly assume that they are merely just “headaches” that occur from time to time.

However, migraine headaches can be extremely painful and disabling as they can last anywhere from a few hours to a week and can affect a person’s attention span and ability to perform efficient work.

Luckily, there are various ways to cope and manage migraine headaches like indulging in low intensity and relaxing exercises, avoiding any triggers like smoking or bright light, and even maintaining a specific diet.

When it comes to diet, there are certain food products that can really help prevent migraines. Luckily, most of them are delicious and refreshing enough to combine it into a healthy and tasty smoothie that one will enjoy every day.

Pineapple and Cucumber Smoothie

Ingredients

  1. ¾ cp of Pineapple

  2. ½ cup of Cucumber

  3. Juice from ½ lemon

  4. ½ inch of Ginger root

  5. A large handful of kale leaves or Spinach

  6. 1 celery stalk

  7. 4 ounces of Coconut water

  8. 4-5 Mint leaves

  9. 3-5 cubes of ice depending on the desired thickness.

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Instructions

In a blender, add all the ingredients at once and blend them together until you get the desired consistency- Add more ice to make it thicker and add some more water to make the consistency thinner.

Why this Smoothie?

The ingredients of the smoothie contain ingredients that are beneficial to prevent or ease out migraines.

Cucumber

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●    Cucumber

It is a good source of hydration as it contains 95% water.

Dehydration is a very common but overlooked trigger of migraines. This is because the balance in water and electrolyte ions in the body is very important and if it gets too concentrated due to lack of water, some receptor cells get activated and cause migraines.

Ginger

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●    Ginger

It helps increase the serotonin levels in the brain. It is helpful because during a migraine attack the levels of serotonin in the body are low.

Kale spinach

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●    Kale/spinach

High magnesium and other nutrients and minerals. This is important because regular intake of magnesium helps reduce the frequency of migraine attacks.

Pineapple

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●    Pineapple

It contains an enzyme known as bromelain. It has been linked to pain relief and ease.

Lemon juice

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●    Lemon juice

This refreshing ingredient is capable of reducing the intensity of migraine headaches.

Note: Sometimes, citrus could be a migraine trigger. Thus, one must first confirm it before adding this ingredient.

Bottom Line:

Adding this Smoothie to your everyday diet, while following other management routines will improve your headaches or even prevent it.

Moreover, besides being so beneficial, this glass of smoothie is also exceptionally delicious and refreshing.

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