Top 10 foods to reduce Menstrual Cramps

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A well-known celebrity quoted, “Girls suffers from PMS, cramps, periods, childbirth, shaving, plucking, makeup dilemmas and high heels. Guys just complain.”

Isn’t it true? All the women out there are warriors who carry on with their routine with all these problems.

Certain foods can provide us with a lot of benefits and can help the women relieve their menstrual cramps.

Let us quickly have a look at some foods which can help the ladies to neutralise their menstrual pain.

  1. Nuts and Seeds

Rich in Magnesium, nuts and seeds help cravings for chocolate and other junk food. This helps us prevent bloating and other periods related difficulties

  1. Beans and Legumes

Our digestive systems become irregular during these days. Fibre-rich beans and legumes help in regularizing the digestive tract. Beans also contain Vitamin B which flushes out toxins.

  1. Caffeine

Avoid caffeine during periods as it leads to painful cramps and bloating. Opt for soothing chamomile tea and ginger-based water like peach and ginger water. Ginger water also helps the upset tummy problems related to coffee beans.

  1. Dark Chocolate

Research indicates that dark chocolate satiates junk food cravings and boosts serotonin levels, which in turn helps alleviate depression and fatigue.

  1. Drinks

Apple-cinnamon infused water boots the metabolic rate and adds fibre

You can try lemon and cucumber-infused water as well!

Peach and ginger infused water soothes tummy problems

Mango and ginger-infused water is full of antioxidant

  1. Complex carbohydrate-rich food

Fruits, vegetables and whole food offer relief during periods. These help to reduce sugar cravings.

  1. Calcium-rich food

Opt for smoothies made with yoghurt and antioxidant-rich fruits such as Papayas and Mangoes.

Dill is also a great flavour addition to your salad and dips. Also, it is rich in Calcium.

Include Sesame seeds in the diet.

  1. Vitamin C rich food

Vitamin C is present in grapefruits and lemons

Parsley is high in Vitamin C, but when used in a tea, it helps reduce muscle pains and aches

  1. Vitamin E rich foods

This helps in eliminating PMS symptoms and is good for your skin too. Indulge in avocados, hemp seeds and egg yolk.

  1. Vitamin B6-rich foods

The vitamin is an amazing stress buster. It boosts your mood and keeps the blues away.


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