It is your period again; the unwanted visitor is here again. Yes, we all hate it, but live it healthier just eat these selected foods.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but many women completely forget that their bodies are losing as much fluid as they are and while you may want to reach for the Coca Cola, your best bet is actually H2O. Unlike coffees and colas which have caffeine (which could increase muscle cramps) water is pure and good for your body’s health all around.
Leafy green vegetables are loaded with iron rich nutrients that your body needs when you’re menstruating. Have a small salad with dinner and you can be sure that you’re feeding your body just what it needs. Be careful of eating too much though, as some leafy greens can lead to bloating.
Salmon and tuna are both fish that are rich in Omega 3’s and other fatty acids that are great for relaxing the muscles in your body, which may decrease the severity of your cramps. Try a nice tuna roll from your local sushi restaurant, or try grilling up some salmon yourself at home.
One of the leading sources of potassium, bananas are rich in B6 and other vitamins affect blood glucose and help boost your mood. They can also help regulate your bowel which is good since many women deal with diarrhea while on their period. Grab one off the counter and peel your way to a friendlier bowel.
Are we seeing a pattern here, with the whole iron thing? If ever there was a time to indulge your inner cave woman, your period would be it. A nice lean piece of red meat will boost your iron, and if you’re eating it along with your salad and beans from earlier, your iron levels should be back on the mend in no time.
While there is some debate on this as chocolate contains caffeine and is loaded with sugar, chocolate also contains magnesium, a nutrient that gets depleted whilst on your cycle. Go ahead and have a little, the darker the better, since chocolate has been scientifically proven to release serotonin, that feel good chemical you love so much. Moderation is the key here as too much chocolate (especially milk chocolate) can lead to unwanted weight gain and bloating.
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