Green Juice Recipe for Migraine Prevention
This recipe includes the science behind how the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in this green juice fight migraines.
The juice also has the weapon of ginger, which has the power to stop a migraine in its tracks (full article).
- 1 (1 inch) piece of ginger
- 1 ½ cucumber
- 4 celery stalks
- 8 leaves kale with stalks
- ½ lemon
- 1 apple (*optional)
- Process all ingredients through a juicer.
Servings: Makes 1 serving of 16-20 Oz.
Use organic produce for the highest levels of nutrient content that fight migraines (full article).
*Optional. The original recipe used two apples and only one cucumber. However, only one apple or less is used in this recipe to reduce carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates increase migraine risk, and studies show that low-carbohydrate diets significantly reduce migraines in research (full article).
Make this juice without apple for the best migraine prevention.
Drink this juice every morning to obtain nutrients that fight migraines. This low carbohydrate juice will help produce ketones for migraine prevention (full article).
Add an apple for taste if you are not following a strict low-sugar or low-carbohydrate diet. One apple has about 25 grams of carbohydrates. This is about half of the daily intake of carbohydrates when following a strict low-carbohydrate migraine diet (full diet).
With or without adding apple, this juice has the nutrients that fight migraines and comes with the power of ginger.
Why this juice is useful for migraine prevention:
Ginger is just as effective as Sumatriptan at immediately stopping migraines and also has preventive properties (full article). It’s amazing.
The one inch of ginger in this recipe is equivalent to a whole tablespoon of ginger.
Even though a significant amount of ginger is lost during juicing, this recipe provides well over the ½ teaspoon of whole ginger required for an effective migraine prevention dosage (full article).
Cucumbers also provide small amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium (article).
Celery contains hefty amounts of folate and other B vitamins, which are critical for migraine prevention (full article).
Celery also contains the key minerals for hydration and migraine prevention (article).
It’s rich in B vitamins for migraine prevention, especially folate (article).
Kale provides manganese, which helps to produce antioxidants (article, #17).
Kale is rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium (article).
Lemon has flavonoids such as diosmin, hesperidin, and eriocitrin that act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories (AuthorityNutrition.com).
These flavonoids can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, which are migraine triggers (full article).
Lemon contains significant amounts of vitamin C, which increases absorption of the small amounts of iron found in lemon and other foods (AuthorityNutrition.com). Iron helps avoid menstrual migraines, which are common in most female migraineurs (study).
Lemon contains lots of potassium and trace amounts of other minerals, which will help prevent migraines (article).
Lemon juice mixed with salt is a common migraine remedy. However, this famous concoction has no studies to back it up.
Lemon can be a migraine trigger for some individuals, although it’s well tolerated by most people.
Most fresh juices have minerals, antioxidants, and nutrients that help fight migraines and keep you hydrated.
Also, this juice is low in carbohydrates and utilizes the power of ginger, both of which will reduce the risk of migraines.
Drink this juice every morning to avoid the typical breakfast migraine triggers and start your day migraine-free.