4 Powerful Nutrients for Fighting Migraines

Water is actually a nutrient, essential for your body’s proper functioning, and dehydration is a common migraine trigger. Migraine sufferers need to stay vigilant about the amount of fluid they drink and should aim to preempt thirst. I recommend at least nine cups of liquid a day for women and 13 cups a day for men. Remember that inexpensive and calorie-free water is the single best way to stay hydrated — but herbal tea, decaf coffee, and fat-free or 1 percent reduced-fat milk are also good choices. Steer clear of soda, sugary fruit drinks, sweetened tea or coffee, and juices because they’re too high in calories and sugar (and in some instances are migraine triggers).