Who of us has not happened, at least once in their lives, to be suddenly struck by a severe headache that can change our plans? Many are in fact individuals who suffer from various forms of headaches, sometimes even disabling and compromising their social and working life.
Nausea, blurred vision, intolerance to noise and light sources here are some of the most significant symptoms of Migraine that affects about 10-15% of the population aged between 35 and 45 years.
But as usually we intervene to curb this onerous disorder? Certainly the best known and most popular remedies today are the usual analgesics and pain killers that if in the short term slow to the desired effects in the long run may prove ineffective and whose abuse is certainly not recommended. At this point there are several questions to mind: how I can intervene effectively to combat this disorder?
There are natural remedies? Poor dietary habits can boost migraine? The answers to our many questions come from researchers at Griffith University in Queensland in Australia who have examined 41 women with migraine with aura (when symptoms like tingling in the arm or hand on the side of pain and possible vision changes that can take from 5 to 20 minutes, before and sometimes accompany the headache typical). Based on previous evidence, the Australian researchers departed from the premise that mutations in the MTHFR gene would be partly responsible for many attacks of migraine and, last but not least, of the increased homocysteine considered one of the main amino acids can to influence the cardiovascular risk.
Homocysteine levels can be reduced through the intake of B vitamins, which is why the researchers administered Folic Acid (2 mg), vitamin B6 (25mg) and B12 (400mcg) regularly for 6 months to women participating in the study. Well it would emerge an effective relationship between B vitamins and homocysteine levels that would have been reduced by 39% with significant benefits also in the frequency and intensity of migraine episodes and symptoms related to these. But how can we introduce folic acid in our bodies? We know that folic acid is not produced spontaneously, but it must be introduced with food. To get your fill of folic acid, the various beneficial properties, considering that pregnant women take it to avert the risk of birth defects, it is good to eat green leafy vegetables, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, turnip greens, cauliflower, only to name a few, but also liver and vegetables contain much.
So if you suffer from frequent episodes of headache, try to limit your intake of expensive drugs and possible side effects and at the same time we establish good eating habits: we enrich our supply of fresh vegetables, legumes, grains and nuts can to provide B vitamins that will improve our overall health, nervous and immune systems will be strengthened, while our skin and our hair will take on new beauty.
We prepare a recipe rich in folic acid and in part also in B vitamins (except B12, predominantly animal) in the same time tantalizing, "chayote chips "
- 4 chayote
- extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt
Armed with a pair of rubber gloves, wash and deprive the chayote peel. Halve the chayote, deprive him of the central part and cut into thin slices. Heat the oil, if you can control the temperature, always stay under 180 degrees. Far frying the slices of chayote until they are well browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels and season with plenty of salt
Enjoy your meal!