Kids may love Halloween, but for their parents who suffer from migraines — the holiday can be sheer terror.
But there’s good news for sufferers!
There are actually some candies that can help reduce migraine headache symptoms by improving the body’s response to inflammation.
Here are 7 Halloween candy treats that may sweeten up your migraine headache management routine.
1. Red Hots cinnamon candy
Cinnamon soothes tension and helps your body maintain a healthy inflammatory response, according to many experts. If chewing on a cinnamon stick isn’t your thing, then try sucking on red-hot cinnamon candies for natural pain benefits.
2. Hershey’s Chocolate with Almonds
Chocolate and almonds are both high in magnesium, a dietary supplement that is proven to improve neurological health. If chocolate is not a headache trigger for you, then go for the double-magnesium power of chocolate and almonds!
3. Andes Mints
For sinus headaches, peppermint is touted for its ability to help maintain respiratory regularity. Peppermint also relieves occasional acid indigestion and sour stomach.
4. Ginger candy
For ultimate migraine pain management, spicy ginger has it all. Ginger has been used through the centuries for soothing muscular pain after exercise, in addition to alleviating bloating, enhancing respiratory health, and maintaining the body’s natural defenses.
5. Lemon drops
For bad breath and getting a bad taste out of your mouth, try old-fashioned lemon drops. Lemon increases your production of saliva, which aids in relieving dry mouth and promoting dental health.
6. Halva seed candy
Sesame seeds contain vitamin E, which provides antioxidant protection and regulates estrogen levels. Fluctuating hormones are a common migraine trigger. Also, sesame seeds are rich in magnesium, calcium, and copper, the latter of which is helpful for maintaining proper joint functioning.
7. Chewing gum
For stress relief, health experts recommend chewing sugarless gum. If you suffer from migraines caused by TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorder, then you might try chewing gum as a way of releasing muscular tension and jaw pain.
Happy Trick or Treating!
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