You already know dehydration is a migraine trigger. However, water intake is not the solution. Minerals are must for hydration. So drink mineral water.
It has been found that mineral laden water has highest success rates at both stopping and preventing migraine headaches. It may sound crazy, but it’s not. More information on this phenomenon is available here.
Filtered Water is not Good as it Filters Out most Minerals
I’ve already discuss in another article that filtered water is not good for migraineurs. Most water sources are polluted these days, so most water treatment facilities around the world filter water. And then, many of us also use home water filters.
This is nice because we really want to filter out most of those toxins that enhance oxidative stress and trigger migraines.
The bad news is that we also tend to filter out most good materials that are vital for necessary hydration and migraine prevention.
Why Your Body is Missing Minerals?
Although our body gets minerals necessary for hydration from natural foods, but most migraine sufferers have so much trouble digesting food due to gut issues.
And many of us love processed foods that are too low on minerals and many of them may even deplete the minerls in our body during digestion.
For all these reasons, regular tap water may not be the best fit for migraineurs.
Vital Minerals your body Needs and those Gut Bombs you Need to Avoid
Your body needs small amounts of sodium, chloride, magnesium, and potassium for hydration and lasting migraine prevention.
Mineral water contains all these nutrients.
It’s also possible to add trace minerals to filtered tap water to save some money.
Many migraineurs take some mineral supplements with normal filtered water. So it all depends on what works for a person.
These very minerals are termed as electrolytes by most sports drink companies. However, these companies add tons of sugar that can quickly inflame your gut and may increase migraine risk.
New research now suggests that almost all sugary drinks can dehydrate you.
You should drink mineral water with purely natural electrolytes, not those sugary gut bombs!
Dehydration is the biggest migraine trigger.
Minerals play a big role in hydration and migraine prevention.
So, drink plenty of mineral water.