The bright side of healthy diet
Many women experience uncomfortable symptoms during and/or before their periods and this could hamper with their daily activities. Most people don’t think about their diets while on their periods and the kind of flow they have can actually tell about their overall health. Some of the common symptoms experienced are:
- Abdominal cramps
- Mood Swings
- Dehydration or Diarrhea
Add these foods to your diet to keep your body nourished:
- Fruits: Fruits help you curb the sugar craving and water-rich fruits like water melon and orange keep you hydrated.
- Leafy green vegetables: There is a dip in the iron percentage in your body due to losing blood which leads to fatigue, bodily pain, nausea, and dizziness. Include more kale and spinach in your diet.
- Ginger: Ginger tea has anti-inflammatory effects which can soothe the aching muscles. It can also reduce nausea. But keep it to the minimal, not more than 4 grams.
- Water: Stay hydrated and drink 8-10 ounces of water. It reduces water retention and bloating.
- Chicken and Fish: Chicken is rich in iron and protein and fish is rich in iron, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. Eating protein helps you stay full and satiated and thereby curbing the cravings. Omega-3s can reduce the intensity of period pain. It also helps with mood swings and depression.
- Dark Chocolate: It is rich in iron and magnesium. Magnesium reduces PMS symptoms.
- Turmeric: Itis known as an anti-inflammatory spice, and curcumin is its main active ingredient.
- Nuts: Nuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and they are also a good source of protein. They contain various vitamins and magnesium. Try adding nuts to your breakfast oats or smoothies. Nut based milk are vegan options that can be tried out.
- Flaxseed: Adding roasted flaxseed to your diet helps with constipation during menstruation. They are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Quinoa: Rich in iron, protein, and magnesium, they are also gluten-free so it is good for those with celiac disease. It also makes you feel full and curbs the cravings.
- Yogurt: During or after period, many people experience yeast infections. If you tend to get yeast infections, probiotic-rich foods like yogurt can nourish the “good” bacteria in your vagina and may help you fight the infections.Yogurt also provides an abundance of magnesium and other minerals, such as calcium.
- Peppermint Tea: It can not only relieve menstrual cramps, nausea, and diarrhea but also PMS symptoms.
There are certain foods that should be avoided like excess salt that causes water retention and bloating, sugar can actually worsen the mood swings, coffee causes water retention and bloating, alcohol can dehydrate you and impact the digestive symptom, and cause more headache and bloating. Spicy food and red meat also cause trouble to the digestive system and can cause painful cramps.
A few changes here and there can certainly do wonders for your bleeding days. Likewise, choosing Senitta provides you with a dioxin-free, anti-bacterial 7 layered protection that is also biodegradable thereby taking care of your health. For us, your safety during your menstruation matters the most. Senitta has pledged to create a healthy environment around you by providing you with a biodegradable alternative as well as anti-rash properties for your external health. Transcend the boundaries with Senitta by your side and be bold forever because you are beautiful!