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6 Foods Women Should Consume During Their Period

Menstruation or period is the normal flow of blood from the vagina of the female. It occurs as part of a woman's monthly cycle. Every month, your body prepares for pregnancy. However, the uterus, or womb, If no gestation occurs. The menstrual blood is partly blood and partly tissue from inside the uterus.

Most girls get their first period when they're between 10 and 15 years old. The average age is 12, but every girl's body has its schedule. Although there's no one right age for a girl to get her period.

Women get their first period when they are between the ages of 10 and 15. The average age is 12, but every girl's body has its schedule. Although there is no right age for a girl to menstruate.

Symptoms of monthlies in women include.

• Abdominal or pelvic cramping.

• Lower rear pain.

• Bloating.

• Food urge.

• Mood swings and petulance.

• Headache.

• Fatigue.

Below are 6 foods women should eat during menstruation.

1. Fish

Fish is rich in iron, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, fish is a nutritive addition to your diet. Consuming iron will offset the dip in iron statuses that you might undergo while menstruating. Omega-3s can lower the intensity of period pain.

2. Lentils and beans

Lentils and beans are great sources of protein, so they're excellent meat substitutes for vegans and vegetarians. They’re also a good source of iron, which makes them good additions to your diet if your iron statutes are low.

3. Fruits

Water-rich fruits, like watermelon and cucumber, are great for the hydration of the body. Sweet fruits can help you rule your sugar urge without eating a lot of refined sugars, which can result in your glucose levels aggravating and either crash.

4. Nuts

Nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E, which can help preclude menstrual migraines.

5. Leafy green vegetables

It's common to undergo a dip in your iron levels during your period, particularly if your blood flow during menstruation is heavy. This can lead to fatigue, somatic pain, and dizziness. Leafy green vegetables similar to kale and spinach can boost your iron levels. Spinach is also a good of magnesium.

6. Water

As your estrogen and progesterone levels back away, your body retains additional water. This may affect your digestive system and causes constipation, gas, and bloating. Drinking at least 9 to 10 glasses of water a day during your period helps in fighting the bloatedness as it flushes waste out of your system.

Ensure you follow these health tips.

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