01/8Try these foods when you are on your period

Try these foods when you are on your period

Ladies let's face it, no matter how many time you go through the cycle, that time of the month can be downright unpleasant. Cramps, bloating, exhaustion, nasty mood, food cravings and everthing else that comes with period pain can make even the simplest task, well a task. However, there are a few things that can make life a little better during this period. Certain foods have been found to offer relief from the ugly symptoms of menstruation. Here are a few foods to try when you are on your period.

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02/8Water

Water

When you're on your period your body starts thinking that you're losing too much water which leads to water retention which leads to bloating. So, as much as you might think that drinking more water is a bad idea, it actually isn't. It can help keep your body hydrated which can prevent bloating from occurring. And less bloating means less pain from cramps

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03/8Leafy greens

Leafy greens

Eating some leafy greens can help make up for that loss of iron in your body. This could also help you feel more energetic and can prevent you from feeling lethargic. Once you restore on some iron, it can also help prevent pain from cramps.

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04/8Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate

When have we ever passed on the opportunity to grab some chocolate? Well, dark chocolate contains high amounts of cocoa which can be rather good in getting rid of period cramps. So, grab a bite and see how well it works.

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05/8Oranges

Oranges

Researchers say consuming foods rich in vitamin D and calcium can cause women to experience less PMS symptoms. Why? Because calcium can help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Meanwhile, vitamin D helps improve your mood by regulating the enzyme that converts tryptophan into serotonin. So if you want to consume foods that are packed with this nutrient load up on oranges. You can also opt for yogurt.

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06/8Almond butter

Almond butter

Almond butter offers fibre and protein, which is exactly why you need to maintain good sugar levels. This will help to curb those cravings for foods that are likely to make period cramps worse. You can enjoy it by spreading it on warm toast or dip slices of fruit in a jar of almond butter. It makes for a great snack and can be extremely satisfying.

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07/8Coffee

Coffee

If you are a coffee lover, then you don't need to be sold on its many health benefits, but did you know it can offer to relief from period cramps? A warm cup of this beverage can also give your energy levels a big boost. Drink it when you are feeling at your worst when you are on your period. You should notice its effects in no time.

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08/8Whole wheat bread

Whole wheat bread

Whole wheat bread is one of those food items that is packed with nutrition and can do your body a world of good. They have high amounts of magnesium and vitaminsB and E. This helps to reduce depressions symptoms and muscle tension. It can also tackle fatigue. You can make yourself a snack with delicious and healthy ingredients or slather some almond butter over it.

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