Food Indulgences to Make You Feel Better When On Your Period
Periods are no fun thanks to cramps, fatigue, bloating, cravings, and a generally sour mood that always catch you off guard during that time of the month. On your next period, spoil yourself with these foods to help ease its annoying symptoms.
- Coffee. There’s a reason why caffeine is an important ingredient in Midol. When you feel crampy and lethargic, make yourself a big cup of Joe. It will give you an instant boost of energy that will get you off the couch.
- Almond Butter. During your period, it’s important to get sufficient amount of fibre and protein to help stabilize blood sugar and thus reduce your cravings for unhealthy foods. Slather a good spread of almond butter on apple slices when afternoon hunger strikes in.
- Wheat Bread. Whole grains are excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It contains magnesium, which helps reduce muscle tension; and vitamins B and E, which fights fatigue and depression. Use wheat breads instead of white ones to make your sandwiches. Also, it’s a perfect pair for almond butter!
- Oysters. Your body’s iron level drops down as you lose blood. Therefore, it’s important to replenish your body’s iron supply by consuming iron-rich foods such as oysters, kale, spinach, and red meats.
- Watermelon. We know you want chocolates and gummy bears. But you’ll benefit the most if you go for natural sugars and fibre-rich fruits and veggies. Watermelon is an excellent source of fibre, which fight away bloating and diarrhea. Plus, it’s sweet so it’ll also satisfy any sugar craving.
- Tea. It seems like there’s nothing tea can’t do. It’s great for the skin, the digestive system, and overall health—including menstrual health. If you’re not a coffee lover, chamomile tea is a good alternative. It relieves muscle spasms and relieves muscle tension that causes cramps. Feeling nauseous and bloated? Go for ginger tea.
Having your period is like going through a hell week. But instead of letting this rough time drain the life in you, make a few small changes to make things a lot better. You’ll be surprised how well your body responds, if you put only the right things in it.
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