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During menstruation, many people have unpleasant sensations. Some meals can help to alleviate these symptoms, while others can exacerbate them. The following are some of the signs and symptoms:
1. Abdominal cramps.
6. Mood swings.
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, changing your diet by adding some foods and eliminating others may help you feel better.
Here are 6 foods women should stay away from during their periods
While all foods are healthy in moderation, you may wish to avoid specific items that aggravate your period symptoms.
1. Sodium chloride
When you eat a lot of salt, your body retains water, which can cause bloating. Avoid adding salt to your food and avoid highly processed foods that are heavy in sodium to prevent bloating.
Sugar is fine in moderation, but too much of it can lead to a burst of energy followed by a fall. This may make you feel even worse. If you're grumpy, melancholy, or anxious during your period, cutting back on sugar can help you feel better.
Caffeine can promote bloating and water retention. It can also make headaches worse. Excessive intake of caffeine can create headaches, so if you're used to a couple of cups of coffee a day, don't go cold turkey.
Coffee might also upset your stomach. If you suffer diarrhea during your period, cutting down on your coffee intake may help you avoid it.
4. Spicy foods.
Spicy foods upset the stomachs of many people, causing diarrhea, stomach pain, and even nausea. It's advised to avoid spicy meals during your period if your stomach can't handle them or if you're not used to eating them.
Alcohol has a range of detrimental consequences on your health, including exacerbating period symptoms.
Alcohol, for example, dehydrates you, worsening headaches and causing bloating. It can also cause digestive problems like diarrhea and nausea.
6. Meat that is red
Prostaglandins are produced by your body during your period. These substances aid in the contraction of your uterus and the removal of the uterine lining, resulting in menstrual flow. Prostaglandin levels that are too high, on the other hand, produce cramping.
Although red meat is abundant in iron, it also contains a lot of prostaglandins, which should be avoided during menstruation.
Write-up Credit: Healthline.
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