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Get Headaches? Try Eating More of This Nutrient

by Kiersten Hickman

This might have been annoying advice when you were young…but new research shows there’s actual wisdom to it.

If you ever experienced a headache when you were young and heard an adult say, “When’s the last time you went to the bathroom?”…well, new science shows that in fact there may be a link between headaches and gastrointestinal health.

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What the study says:

According to the American Migraine Foundation, 39 million people live with regularly occurring migraines, while millions more experience the occasional headache—often without understanding why. Research has shown that for migraines in particular, certain foods can trigger these attacks—like processed foods, sweets, fermented foods, some fruits, and alcohol.

It turns out, some foods may also help prevent headaches. Published January 2023 on Frontiers in Nutrition, this study analyzed past data collected between 1999 and 2004 from 12,700 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The researchers investigated the relationship between dietary fiber intake and reported cases of severe headaches and migraines among those participants.

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