What’s a Good Diet During Periods?

Eat Berries After Period

Having periods regularly is a sign of good health. But with periods come a lot of issues – pain, weakness, muscle cramps and whatnot! The good news is women can reduce the discomfort by taking care of their diet:

  • Water : Be sure to stay hydrated. You should have at least two liters of water everyday. Moreover, caffeine is one thing to be avoided during this time. You might feel like having a hot cup of tea and coffee. But control the cravings and stick to water.
  • Fish : Salmon and tuna should be had as they are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. It relaxes the muscles to prevent cramps.
  • Berries : The berries – strawberries, cranberries, cherries, blueberries and raspberries are delicious and good for health as well. Berries are another food to be included in your diet during periods.
  • Calcium : This is an element to be definitely included in the diet while you are on your periods. Take calcium in any form you like – dairy or non-dairy. If you like dairy products, you can go for buttermilk, cheese, yogurt and milk. Non-dairy foods rich in calcium are kale and broccoli.
  • Bananas : these are rich in potassium and vitamin B as well. So banana promotes bowel movement. Having one or two bananas is beneficial during menses. Eating a banana smoothy is even better to get ample amounts of calcium.
  • Nuts & Seeds : These benefit the body by providing vitamins.
  • Red Meat : This is a great source of iron and should therefore had during menses.
  • Vegetables : Blood loss during periods can be compensated by having iron that is found in green leafy vegetables.
  • Chocolate : It is beneficial though it is rich in caffeine and sugar. Go for dark chocolates. The very dark kind of chocolate is rich in magnesium –essential to consume during menses. Another advantage is chocolate enhances release of serotonin, that is feel good chemical.

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