Kill your headache by hydrating it with water- and nutrient-rich foods like watermelon, says Stella Metsovas B.S., C.N. a nutritionist in Laguna Beach, California. “The high water content in watermelon and other fruits and veggies can soothe a headache, as can their rich source of essential minerals such as magnesium, also key to stopping a throbbing headache,” she says. Other foods with high water content? Cucumber, melons, tomatoes, berries and lettuce.
What to eat when you can’t sleep
Miso soup! The comforting Japanese broth contains tryptophan, a serotonin- and melatonin-producing amino acid that can help you get sleepy fast. Other foods high in tryptophan include non-fat Greek-style yogurts, lentil soup, raw sunflower seeds and turkey.
Foods to avoid before bedtime? Wine and sugary foods, including fruit. “It’s imperative to stay away from fruits and simple sugars in the evening hours because of the surge of insulin that can occur during sleep,” says Metsovas.