Those 4-5 days of periods are the most tiring and painful for every woman.
At the same time, it becomes quite hectic as you may go through a lot of mood swings, cravings, etc while menstruating. And to beat these cravings we often eat things that aren’t good for our health. So, here’s what you may consume during periods:
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid fried and roasted food that contain sugar and salt. Instead eat fruits like a watermelon that has a natural sweetness. Eat bananas, they are a rich source of potassium and vitamin B6. They will keep your stomach clean and provide relief from flatulence. Control your portion sizes.
While experiencing period cramps, green leafy vegetables are the last thing you may want to eat, but it is very important to eat veggies like spinach, fenugreek as they contain a lot of iron.
Here’s an option that will bring a smile to your face. You may eat dark chocolates without any guilt. Dark chocolates have low sugar content and a significant amount of magnesium, which regulates your serotonin levels, keeping your mood swings under control.
Omega 3 fatty acids relax your muscles and reduce cramps. If you are a vegetarian, you can eat flaxseeds and soybeans for omega 3 fatty acids.
Whole grains like oatmeal and pasta are great too. These contain vitamins B and E, which relieves you of fatigue or depression that you may feel during periods.