Hello ladies! Pulseng has come up with a list of foods to help make your menstrual period less painful and more comfortable. If you suffer from heavy, painful periods, this article is for you.
A few dietary changes could help to make this time of the month stress-free.
Here are five foods to eat around your period:
Sipping on ginger tea may help to ease painful abdominal cramping.
Ginger manages to reduce pain as effectively as the drugs mefenamic acid (an anti-inflammatory painkiller) and ibuprofen. To make ginger tea, peel a thumb-sized piece of root ginger, slice, and steep in hot water with a slice of lemon for 5 minutes.
2. Green leafy vegetables
Full of calcium which has been found to help ease menstrual cramps. Not only that, one large study found a diet with calcium-rich dairy products lowered the risk of developing PMS by as much as 40%. Yogurt always contains “friendly” bacteria which supports a healthy digestive system and may help to ease persistent bloating.
4. Dark chocolate
5. Salmon, Sardines
Studies have shown that women who consume the most omega-3s have milder period pain. Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout and sardines are packed full of these wonderful anti-inflammatory fats.
Aim to eat oily fish at least twice a week, and to further boost your omega-3s, flax seeds, walnuts and omega-3 enriched eggs are all good sources.
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