Food that help make period better

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While some women go through their periods without barely any symptoms, others put up with painful cramps, headache and feeling nauseous and on top it feeling bloated, tired, and irrationally irritated. Treating your body right and eating well during that time of the month may actually make you feel better than any bag of chips. Here are the foods you can eat during your period.

 

  • Bananas:

 

Bananas contain high potassium magnesium, potassium, fiber and vitamin B6 which will help ease also have a relaxing impact on your mood. Magnesium is also known to be a useful muscle relaxer, and it will also help ease the cramping pain.

 

 

  • Dark chocolate:

 

Treat yourself with some healthy organic dark chocolate as it is the best comfort food. However, stay away from excessive sugar as it may actually make your symptoms worse. Get some original, unprocessed dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants and magnesium which help ease cramps and mood swings. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, otherwise known as “happy hormones” that’ll keep your mood in check!

 

  • Oranges :

 

Oranges are great source of vitamin D and calcium. It reduces cramps and aches and helps relieve depressive symptoms. 

 

  • Lemons:

 

If you find yourself feeling fatigued or nauseous during your menstrual cycle, a glass of lemon water or a smoothie with citrus fruits will quickly alleviate the symptoms and help you feel good, fresh and energized.

 

  • Eggs :
     

 

The egg yolk contains plenty of Iron, fat soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids and proteins which is best to consume during your period. However, avoid eating hard-boiled eggs as to not experience gas and bloating.

 

  • Ginger:

 

Sipping on fresh ginger tea may help to ease painful abdominal cramping. To make ginger tea, peel a thumb-sized piece of root ginger, slice, and steep in hot water with a slice of lemon for 5 minutes.

 

  • Green leafy vegetables:

They might not be top of your cravings list, but spinach and broccoli are all high in the magnesium which helps you keep calm and also reduce period cramps. They also contain vitamins A, C, B6 and E, calcium and potassium- nutrients that have all of which alleviate PMS symptoms.

 

  •  Yoghurt :

 

Loaded with calcium and vitamin D it eases menstrual cramps and reduce PMS by as much as 40% (oh Yes!) The “friendly” bacteria also aid healthy digestion to soothe tummy troubles during that time of the month.

To ease the painful period symptoms stick to to healthy foods. A healthy diet contains- vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish (and other sources of omega-3 foods such as flax or chia seeds), eggs, and a variety of wholegrain such as rice (brown, basmati), , buckwheat flour, wholegrain breads whole meal pasta, millet or amaranth. Avoid fried foods and other fatty foods and try eating grilled and boiled meat and vegetables. Stick to fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid salt to  reduce fluid retention, abdominal bloating, breast swelling and pain. High caffeine intake can cause irritability, poor sleep and menstrual cramps. Make sure to have regular meals and drink enough water to keep your body hydrated, and your menstrual symptoms will be easier to cope with.

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