10 PERIOD SUPER FOODS ALL GIRLS SHOULD BE EATING

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Water

Water is the elixir of life, but so many of us neglect it. But during the most natural time in your life, it’s important that you drink as much of it as you can. Drink it in the morning, at noon, in the evening and again before bed.

If you drink lots of coffee, let me tell you that coffee will make you feel more bloated during your period. This is because coffee, like alcohol, is a diuretic. What this means is that it makes you urinate more frequently. As a result, your body tries to compensate by retaining fluid in your abdomen. As such, there can be dire consequences during your period.

Water, however, works wonders because your body is no longer afraid that it’s losing water. So, it doesn’t attempt to hold onto it in your abdomen. As a result, you will experience less bloating. Yay!

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is one of the smallest super foods on the planet – but it packs a tremendous punch. And when you’re on your period, it’s ready to deliver a knockout blow to those nasty symptoms.

When you’re menstruating, your body produces way too much prostaglandin. When this happens, your uterus goes into spasms. This, then, causes pain. A lot of pain.

Flaxseed has been shown to prevent the overproduction of prostaglandins.

Fruit

It’s natural to crave sugar during your period. Most of us do. But raiding the snacks cupboard once every month isn’t really helpful. It’s just not healthy!

There is a better way to satisfy those cravings – fruit.

Fruit is loaded with sugar that is released almost instantly into your bloodstream when you eat it on an empty stomach. Even better, many fruits are rich in fibre which boost regularity.

Bananas are a good option because they help to reduce cramps and bloating. Pineapples are also recommended, thanks to an enzyme called bromelain which relaxes muscles.
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