Sidelined with migraines or chronic headaches? Drink up! According to a study published in the European Journal of Neurology, participants who drank just over 4 cups more of water than their usual daily intake experiencedd 21 fewer hours of pain throughout 12 weeks than those in a placebo group. They also had less intense headaches overall. Why? The area of the brain that triggers thirst also prompts migraines. explains Peter Goadsby, MD, PhD, director of the Headache Center at the University of California. San Francisco. The less thirsty you are, the less likely the cells that cause headaches will be activated.
Source: Prevention Magazine December 2011