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1. Are there any foods that can help with migraine?
Migraines are severe, repeated, painful headache. These are extreme kind of painful episodes that can last for several hours or even days. It generally causes throbbing pain or a pulsating sensation usually in one side of the head along with nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light or loud noises. Sometimes, change in the weather or lack of sleep can also trigger migraine pains. The foods that can help are-
Aim to have 4-5 servings of fruits every day. Fruits are rich in Vitamins and minerals that help your body perform vital functions and various important biological reactions.
Salmon or other omega-3 fatty acid rich foods like walnuts, and flaxseeds are excellent to fight migraine triggers
Figs are another power-packed super foods that can combat migraine pain
Whole grains like wheat, jowar, bajra, ragi, quinoa provides you with sustainable energy levels keeping health optimum.
Skipping meals can also trigger migraine pain.
Magnesium deficiency is also linked with migraine pain. Magnesium is found abundantly in spinach, quinoa, dark chocolate, beans, almonds, cashews, and peanuts.
2. My weight is stuck at a particular number and I am not able to reduce it further, what to do?
When the weighing scale refuses to go down beyond a particular number for a good number of days, it is called a weight loss plateau. It is that stage of weight loss that can demotivate you and deviate you from keeping up with the weight loss. But, there are certainly some effective ways to hit the plateau and gain the momentum back of your weight loss journey-
Include protein in your diet. Protein can effectively boost the metabolism thereby helping in calorie burning. Have eggs, milk, soy, or lentils on a regular basis.
Increase your fibre intake by adding lots of fruits and veggies to your diet
Drinking water is the key to stabilize your weight loss journey. Have at least 2.5-3 litres of water every day.
Change your physical activity to a bit. Do not just rely on one kind of a workout pattern. Keep changing it often.
Abstain from consuming alcohol
3. Are there any effective foods for managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS) is a group of diseases that affects mainly the large intestine, also called colon. It is caused by hereditary factors, lifestyle, and allergies or because of the changes in the gut micro biome. Your best bet for dietary solutions to combat IBS is listed as below-
Eat a moderate amount of fibre, not excess of it.
Caffeine, alcohol and other aerated drinks can trigger the IBS symptoms.
Eat smaller and frequent meals instead of eating in one go.
You need to stay away from oily, processed, spicy or deep fried foods.
Eat the veggies after thoroughly cooking them. Avoid consuming raw vegetables in the form of salad.
Chia seeds and flaxseeds (dry roasted –1 teaspoon) can be consumed on a regular basis.
Fermented foods are beneficial to maintain IBS. Include buttermilk and curd in your diet.
Try and manage your stress batter. Unmanaged stress can trigger IBS symptoms or make the existing condition worse.
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