It’s quite hard to predict how you will feel during your periods. Irrespective of your age and lifestyle, you might have felt uncomfortable during that time of that month. While sanitary hygiene products are important, eating right is crucial to enjoying a healthier and happier period. Many women suffer from these symptoms during their menstrual cycle like cramps, fatigue, bloating, body aches, etc. Whether you experience any of the symptoms or not, it is always a wise idea to add these food items during your periods.
1 Nuts & Seeds
When you are craving snacks during your periods, nuts and seeds are the best choices. Nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, magnesium, potassium, etc. You can use nuts to make nut milk or nut butter and enjoy delicious smoothies and shakes. Create a trail mix with cashews, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and dried black raisins.
2 Dark Chocolate
Good quality dark chocolate that is high in cocoa is high in flavonoids. Choose a dark chocolate bar that has 70% or above dark cocoa content. Dark chocolate is rich in magnesium which can reduce PMS symptoms during your periods.
Many women get yeast infections during or after their menstrual cycle. If you tend to get yeast infections, you need to add more probiotic-rich foods to your diet like yogurt. Additionally, yogurt is rich in calcium, protein, and other nutrients. If you are lactose intolerant, you can enjoy coconut yogurt or soy yogurt. Another probiotic-rich food to add to your diet is sauerkraut. Enjoy a few spoonfuls of sauerkraut with a sandwich or fried eggs.
Along with eating all the right foods, stay hydrated by drinking enough water throughout the day. A hot compress can bring some relief to the PMS symptoms during your periods.
Please check our edition 1 for more foods to add to your diet during your periods.