6 Best Headache-Healing Foods

Several over-the-counter drugs and lots of sleep are typically prescribed to ease headaches, which can vary greatly in pain, pressure and even location. But what about attacking the pain with more natural sources? Here are six foods to reach for the next time you feel a headache coming on.


One of the main causes of a headache, unsurprisingly, is dehydration. Still, downing glasses of water in an attempt to rehydrate isn’t nearly as sweet as enjoying a bowl of this water-rich fruit. Watermelon also possesses 28g of magnesium per 280 grams, which is shown to be effective in headache prevention. If chewing is painful during a headache, try blending up some watermelon with honey, ice, and juice or yogurt for a replenishing smoothie.