As a grown up lady it is necessary for you to know the things you are to eat while you are on your periods, you need to keep a check on a lot of things, including what to drink as well.
There are certain things that you should stay away from and things that you should follow. According to the nutritionist, they have made some finding on basic things that can worsen menstrual cramps which we should avoid. Furthermore, it is possible that following an anti-inflammatory diet could help reduce those symptoms. In a nutshell, follow a Mediterranean style diet pattern.
During menstruation your uterus feels like it is waging a ruthless war on your body causing cramps that make you want to lay in bed and do nothing by sob. But, in addition to applying heat, drinking peppermint tea, and taking Midol, you can help ease cramp pain by avoiding some certain foods.
Below are the main foods you should avoid if you are suffering from a severe menstrual cramps:
1. No added sugar.
As tasty and delicious as high sugar foods are, the unfortunate truth is giving into sugar-filled cravings on your period can disrupt your body's natural blood sugar levels, according to Livestrong. In turn, this can lead to intense mood swings and tension in your body hence it increased cramp pains. Limiting or cutting out high sugar foods entirely during this time of the money will help stabilize your mood, and hopefully reduce cramp pain.
2. Stop the intake of carbonated drinks.
It is no surprise that fizzy drinks can cause a ton of bloating. And, while this might be fine when you are not on your period, drinking carbonated drinks on your period can make cramps more intense.
3. Put down the processed foods.
Similar to refined foods, you should avoid eating a ton of processed foods if you are suffering from intense period cramps. That means limiting cakes, cookies, chips, or even crackers.
4. Legumes are out.
Beans, beans, the magical fruit! You know how that song goes, but did you know legumes can also cause you to bloat? Yes. So, do yourself a favor and cut chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, and even peas out of your diet while on your period.
5. Skip the morning coffee.
Caffeine might make the world go round, but drinking it while on your period can make your cramp significantly worse. Drinking caffeine-filled drinks like tea and coffee can increase your estrogen levels, which can make PMS symptoms worse. Save yourself the trouble and avoid caffeine-heavy food and drinks when you are on your period.
6. Eliminate excessive salt.
Too much salt is never a good thing especially when it comes to easing period pain. Help protect yourself against bloating by significantly limiting your sodium intake during this time of the month, although it can’t hurt to follow a low-sodium diet in general.
7. Alcohol can make it worse.
Sadly, alcohol can make PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) symptoms worse and may even lead to prolonged cramping, according to the New York Times. As that doesn't sound like much fun, you might want to skip your nightly glass of wine while on your period, and maybe even a few days before, just to be safe.
8. Diary is not a good choice.
Dairy is a major part of a well balanced diet, but eating too much cheese or consuming too many milk based products on your period can cause your period cramps to worsen. In fact, dairy can lead to bloating, gas, and diarrhea, according to Healthline. So, play it safe and skip the ice cream.
9. Saturated fats are not to be taken.
It is been proven time and time again that saturated fats are mostly bad for your health. They are especially bad during your period, causing inflammation in your body and making your period cramps worse. Foods high in saturated fats include dairy, fatty meats, and coconut oil to name a few.
10. Stay away from fried foods.
Although this sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes you just can not help but crave a slice of pizza, pile of French fries, or doughnuts on your period. That is totally fine, but fried foods can actually cause inflammation, which may be linked to increased pain during your period. Fortunately, you can reduce your painful period cramps by opting for a snack free of grease.
I hope these are helpful?
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