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Foods You Should Avoid During Menstrual Period To Reduce Discomfort

According to Medicalnewstoday and Healthline, while there is no specific diet for menstruation, some foods can worsen menstrual pains or discomfort like cramps, bloating, and mood changes. However, this article will tell you some foods you should avoid during your menstrual period.

Processed foods

Processed foods such as chips, crackers, and fast food contain high levels of sodium, which can lead to water retention and bloating.

Sugary foods

Foods high in sugar, such as candy, soda, and baked goods, can cause fluctuations in blood sugar levels, leading to mood swings and fatigue.

Saturated and fried foods

Foods high in saturated and trans fats, such as fried foods and red meat, can increase inflammation and worsen menstrual cramps.

Caffeinated foods and drinks

Caffeine can cause dehydration and worsen menstrual cramps and anxiety. It is best to limit caffeine intake during menstruation. Alcohol too can also cause dehydration and worsen menstrual symptoms like cramps and mood changes.

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