Getting your periods is one thing and dealing with it is another. We all are well aware that getting your periods is just one part of the deal. There’s no denying of the nasty symptoms it brings with itself- cramps, mood swings, anxiety, anger, weakness, pain and well not to forget PMS.
Health experts say that we can actually make things better for ourselves by taking our food habits.
Let’s see what’s the best food to eat during our menstrual cycle.
#1. Leafy Green Vegetable
Leafy green vegetables are the best food to eat in any case, so is it during our periods. They are rich in iron, vitamin B, and their rich fiber content helps in digestive problems often associated with your menstrual cycle. Foods like spinach, collard greens, kale etc should surely be added to the diet. You can either take them as a salad, saute them or even make smoothies out of it for a change. The choice is yours
#2. Fresh Fruits
Intake of fresh fruits during your cycle can help you in a lot many ways. Fruits like banana are a must as it contains, potassium, B 6 and other vitamins which boost your mood. Eating fruits like apple and beetroot increase the blood level and help you during your cycle.
#3. Whole Grains
Whole grains reduce muscle tension as it contains magnesium. The Vitamin B& E helps to fight fatigue and depression. Whole grains makes you feel full and thus you don’t end up feeling hungry or cranky at times.
Yogurt is a source of calcium which helps reduce PMS and relax your muscles. It also promotes digestion. You can make sauces and smoothies with yogurt to try something new and different.
Salmon being rich of Omega-3 fatty acids, relaxes your muscles and steady your nerves. They help reduce pain and deal with the cramps.
Exciting isn’t it ? To know that your favorite chocolates can actually help you get through your menstrual cycle. But hold on, it’s not just any chocolate that does this good deed. Only dark chocolates has all the good stuff. It is rich in magnesium and is an antioxidant as well. It reduces mood swings and helps in releasing the happy hormone “serotonin”
Periods are usually a very tough time but it’s natural and you can’t get rid of it. So why not just accept it and deal with it in the best way possible.