Waking up with an intense migraine is not the best way to start the day. Taking in consideration that along with it come symptoms as sensitivity to light, nausea and pulsating pain makes it even harder to function and get through the day. Most of the time, migraines seem to pop out of nowhere, without any indication, however, this is not entirely true because doctors have confirmed that migraines are mostly caused by nutrient deficiency.
Studies have shown that most patients suffering from migraines had low levels of the following nutrients:
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin D
- Co-enzyme Q 10
Magnesium, sodium and potassium deficiencies may also contribute to migraines. Another major causer of migraines is dehydration.
Moreover, the Himalayan salt lemonade is the perfect mix that can tackle both these problems and help you get rid of migraines.
- Eight ounces of water
- One teaspoon of honey (optional)
- Two tablespoons of lemon juice
- One quarter teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt
How to prepare Himalayan salt lemonade
Firstly, take the needed amount of salt and lemon juice and add it into the eight ounces of water. Then stir the mixture until it is well combined.
Next you can add in the honey if you want to sweeten the flavor of this drink, but if you prefer a saltier flavor you can leave out this ingredient.
Now that you have prepared this mixture, drink up and immediately after have a glass of water.
Make another glass this lemonade and after 10 minutes have past drink another dose. Three cycles should do the trick and make your migraine go away for good.
However, if after this three drinks don’t help you and you are still experiencing a severe migraine, continue with the procedure until you are feeling better.
How does sea salt lemonade help with migraines?
As you may have already guessed lemon juice is not part of this recipe only to add in a flavor to it, it is used because it helps reduce swelling and inflammation. Not only it is helpful for people suffering from migraines but it is also very useful in treating issues caused by conditions as arthritis. You may not be familiar with this fact, but migraines are the only type of headache that is linked with inflammation. Lemon water alone reduces stress which is one of the major causers of migraines. It is also known to help better your mood and with this lemon water makes it easier to get through the day ahead.
Some people think that coffee is the best solution for treating migraines, but this is not true. Coffee may give you the energy and the power to go trough the day, but it has its consequences. It may interfere with your sleep and it may cause problems for those who have a sensitive stomach.
This makes the Himalayan salt lemonade a much better alternative and for those coffee lovers out there don’t worry a cup of coffee won’t do any harm or interfere in any way with the effect of this lemonade because contrary to popular belief coffee in not actually diuretic, so it cannot cause dehydration.
On second thought mixing salt and water may be in fact a really bad idea because it can contribute to dehydration of your body. No worries, mixing table salt, or bad kind of salt as we call it, with water may be the cause of dehydration but this is not the case with Himalayan salt. Due to Himalayan salt consisting of a number of nutrients, it insures electrolyte balance and helps your body make better use of the water that you’ll intake.
We have mentioned earlier that sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium deficiencies are causers of migraines and luckily Himalayan salt has all these electrolytes as part of its structure.
However, remember balance is the key because too much Himalayan salt will increase your sodium levels, and this is not something you want. On the other hand, Himalayan salt will surely quench your thirst and you will not feel the need of drinking more lemonade than needed.
Moreover, be sure to keep an eye out for these migraine and dehydration symptoms:
- Increased heart rate
- Low blood pressure
- Dry mouth
- Sunken eyes
- Increased thirst
- Dry skin
- Decreased urine output
- Lack of sweating