During your period, you need as many warm foods as you can get. Cold and raw produce is not easy for your body to break down and digest, and therefore can do more harm than good during this difficult time. And while caffeine can increase bloating and cramping, herbal teas reduce it.
Chamomile tea is my particular favourite. It reduces muscle spasms thanks to certain properties, and it can also lower feelings of irritability and anxiety that come as part and parcel of the menstrual cycle.
For a bit more taste, cinnamon tea is a good choice. It’s rich in anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that ease your symptoms.
Nope, your diet doesn’t have to become super boring as you try to reduce nasty symptoms associated with your period. In fact, it can almost be indulgent!
Dark chocolate has owned a reputation as a super food thanks to its antioxidants that improve cardiovascular health. But dark chocolate’s nutrients benefit your body in other ways too, and are particularly helpful whenever you’re on your period.
Cocoa is key. A mood elevator, it encourages the production of more serotonin in your brain which raises your spirits and dispels anxiety. Other important nutrients include potassium, zinc, iron and magnesium.
I know a lot of people who say they don’t like drinking a glass of milk by itself because it’s a bit gross. But milk will work wonders for you during your period.
Calcium is very good at reducing menstruation symptoms. It relaxes your muscles, and deuces stomach pains and aches.
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