Have you or someone you know ever felt the throbbing pains of a Migraine Headache?
Sometimes migraines can get so bad that they cause nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound.
Sometimes there are warning signs that a migraine is approaching such as having a stiff neck, depression, moodiness, food cravings, constipation, or diarrhea.
Sometimes, even the foods you eat or drink such as red wine, can trigger a migraine. If you suffer from migraines, it is recommended to speak with your doctor to learn more about what the specific causes are of your type of migraine and what to do about it.
Chemical And Natural Causes
Most individuals who suffer from migraines, according to the Mayo Clinic, have an imbalance of the chemicals in their brain. Specifically, their serotonin levels are low, leading to severe pain. Other common causes are nutritional deficiencies, MSG, alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, stress, or aged cheese. On top of diet changes, air pressure due to weather can also trigger the severe pain of a migraine.
Whenever you miss a meal, you are more likely miss out on the nutrients you need in order to keep your body balanced. When it comes to migraines, there is a strong link to a lack of riboflavin and/or B12 in the body. Some studies have shown that migraines will reduce by 50% if the patient consumes regular amounts of riboflavin.
Why Grape Juice Works Against Migraines
While wine can cause migraines, grape juice is one of the most effective ways to relieve your pain and to even avoid having migraines. Grapes contain Vitamin C, B12 and the grape seeds contain riboflavin. They provide many wonderful benefits to the body in addition to relieving and preventing migraines, such as aiding the liver with its important functions.
It is recommended that you not purchase regular grape juice from the store, as it is missing the riboflavin containing seeds and often has added sugar. Purchase organic grape juice or, for the best effect, make some homemade grape juice yourself.
Quick Homemade Grape Guide
1. Remove the organic grapes from their stems
2. Wash the grapes in a collard under the water from the sink.
3. Puree the grapes using a blender, or smash them with a potato masher.
4. Cook the grapes in a pot on the stove for 10 minutes on medium heat. If the grapes begin to clump up, you can use a potato masher to break them up.
5. Strain the pot into a drinking glass or other storage container through a sieve or cheesecloth. If you do use the cheesecloth, you may need to fold it over the pot twice before pouring the juices into your container.
6. Remove the strainer and left over grapes and put the grape juice into the fridge to cool down.
7. Drink to enjoy your healing homemade grape juice!
What have you found that helps relieve your migraine headaches? Let us know in the comments below.