Many people have uncomfortable symptoms during menstruation and the kind of food you consume cam be responsible for these symptoms and can make them less or even worse. Some of the common symptoms experienced during menstruation include: abdominal cramps, headaches, nausea, fatigue, bloating, mood swings, diarrhea etc.
Although It os hard to predict exactly how you’ll feel during your period. While some people barely have any symptoms, others struggle to get out of bed.
During this period of menstruation, you’re simultaneously losing blood and undergoing rapid hormonal shifts and one should go for foods with ample nutrients like vitamins, minerals, water, protein, iron, and fiber and the same time, try to avoid the some of these foods that will be listed below.
1. Processed foods
Heavily processed foods and other items made with chemicals and preservatives can make bloating and water retention worse. High levels of sodium are unhealthy at any time of the month, but they do even more damage when you are experiencing your monthly circle.
2. Candy and snacks
Candy and snacks can be very pleasant to taste but you can also atisfy your sweet tooth by choosing juicy fruit, and try to avoid sweet snacks. They contribute to bloating and gas, while delivering a short-term spike in blood sugar. A brief sugar high inevitably leads to a major crash, leaving you feeling worse than before.
3. Drinking Alcohol beverages
During this pero, you should reduce or eliminate consumption of alcoholic beverages. This is important because the loss of blood at this time lowers your blood pressure, making you more vulnerable to alcohol’s side effects. Alcoholic beverages can aggravates fatigue and boosts menstrual flow.
4. Spicy foods
Eating spicy dishes may add gas and bloating to your list of ailments especially when you are already having intense bleeding and cramps.
Many people find that spicy foods upset their stomachs, giving them diarrhea, stomach pain, and even nausea. If your stomach struggles to tolerate spicy foods or if you’re not used to eating them, it might be best to avoid them during your period.
Some persons find spicy foods upset their stomachs, giving them diarrhea, stomach pain, and even nausea. If your stomach struggles to tolerate spicy foods or if you’re not used to eating them, it might be best to avoid them during your period.
Just practice portion control to prevent an upset stomach. Always talk to your health care provider before taking any drugs or supplements for your symptoms.
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