Plain water is great, but there are some more unusual drinks that have the added bonus of having a good reputation when it comes to helping relieve a migraine attack. These are a few which you might like to try.
Cayenne pepper in warm water
Sprinkling a little cayenne in warm water may help as the compound capsaicin which is found in cayenne dulls one of the neurotransmitters responsible for sending pain signals to the brain.
Peppermint is especially good for soothing upset stomachs as it can relax the nerves and muscle spasms in the gut. As nausea is a common migraine symptom, this is a good type of tea to have on hand.
Watermelon and cucumber smoothie with honey and mint
Watermelons are, as the name suggests, full of water, as well as being high in magnesium and potassium. Honey meanwhile is high in minerals which help to promote blood vessel relaxation, which aids the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain.
Green juices are full of vitamins and minerals which help to protect brain health and relieve migraine pain, such as calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin B.
An example of a recipe for green juice is to blend:
2 green apples
6 celery stalks
8-10 leaves of kale
A thumb sized piece of ginger root