3 reasons Quinoa helps migraine sufferers

Quinoa can help people who suffer from migraines.
The reason is because of the high beneficial chemical nutrients that it contains. The 3 most helpful components are:-


Quinoa has a high content of magnesium which is known to relax your blood vessels. This means that your blood flow is not as restricted. By increasing your intake of magnesium people who suffer from migraines have noticed far fewer headaches and migraines. Quinoa is an easy way for you to increase your intake of magnesium.


Quinoa is also a good source of riboflavin. This vitamin is important for proper energy production within your cells. It can help reduce the number of attacks in migraine sufferers. This is because the riboflavin improves the energy metabolism within their brain and muscle cells.


Quinoa and other grains are high in fibre which aid your body in many ways. In particular your digestive system will improve with higher fibre levels in your diet. As quinoa is assimilated into your body slowly you do not get the highs and lows hitting your metabolism. Keeping your diet steady in this way helps migraine sufferers by not changing their blood flow and blood pressure through poor diet.

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About Ken

My name is Ken and I am the author of The Quinoa Cookbook. My book is the top selling book worldwide on how to cook quinoa and has over 70 quinoa recipes included.
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3 Responses to 3 reasons Quinoa helps migraine sufferers

  1. Allen says:

    I am wondering if, Magnesium relaxes your blood vessels, would it be helpful in reducing the chances of strokes? My mom had 3 strokes, and has left her nearly blind. I worry about this, although I am only 44.

  2. Carolyn says:

    I discovered this by accident, but it does work. I have suffered for years and when I started having Quinoa for breakfast, I stopped having the migraines. When I stopped for a while they came back. My husband is the one who noticed the connection. I don’t care if I have the exact same breakfast every day – I feel great for the first time in years. I no longer need my triptans! I am amazed that one food could make such a difference. I just cook up a batch and keep it in the fridge, then add a little milk and maple sugar before I heat it in the microwave.

  3. I heard about quinoa on the Dr. Oz. show and would like to know if just drinking the quinoa milk if it would be as effective for migraines as eating it? My wife as suffered for some 35+yr’s. Thanks!

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