Sinus headache? Before you reach for a decongestant, ask yourself how much sodium you’ve had recently.
Not just salt, but foods like soup and anything with soy sauce hide a lot of salt. The recommended daily amount of sodium is 1,500 mg for people of color, those over 50, and those with diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease. Most Americans consume more that twice that amount, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Get the Facts—>Here
What to do?
Reach for potassium foods like spinach, fruit and fruit juices, potatoes. A list of high potassium foods—> Here.
Drink 8 glasses of water—hydrate your body. Sinus problems can simply be a matter of dehydration.
If you find that a combination of sodium and too little fluid is driving your sinus headaches—hallelujah! You now know what to do the next time you have that headache.
Heal yourself naturally. Better still, avoid sinus congestion: Drink enough water and pay attention to your sodium intake.