When cramps got you dying, eat these foods to ease the pain

These period-friendly foods calm the menstruation rage monster inside

Cramping

That devil labeled PMS is cursed on women every month. Unless you are using contraception or pregnant. We are all too familiar stomach cramps, crazy overdrive cravings and mood swings. While no science has discovered PMS cure yet, health experts insist that you can totally change your premenstrual experience by making some adjustments to what you eat.

So next time you are on your periods, don’t reach out for that chocolate or ice cream as tempting as it may be, rather reach out for a healthy option as much as it may be a major test of willpower.

The good news is that making healthy adjustments to your eating habits during your periods will help you manage some of your worst menstrual symptoms.

Leafy greens, protein and fiber

Spinach/skuma is filled with Iron liver and beef too. Iron diet helps restore the iron you lose with amount of blood you lose. If you do not replenish, you can be iron deficient which may lead you getting anemia. Same to a beef diet. High fiber vitamin B and E found in whole wheat meals can help with digestive issues often associated with your menstrual cycle.

Fresh fruits and water

Fruits reduce water retention i.e Oranges and Watermelon. Calcium in oranges and Vitamin D make PMS less intense. Watermelons aside from water are rich in fiber which helps cut out bloating. There’s also bananas which are rich in vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium, Please, please do not forget to drink plenty of water- you lose lots of fluids.

Black tea

Sturungi helps relieve muscle spasms and reduce tension that leads to anxiety and irritability. Don’t reach for that Drinking Chocolate cup or coffee. Take Black tea.

Chocolate

Chocolate is good, it’s antioxidants reduces your mood swings. It’s the happy to-go-to snack. But dark chocolate is what you should eat. Not milk chocolate or chocolate cake. High percentage of dark chocolate the better.

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