Those of you who don’t have menstrual cramps should consider themselves one of the luckiest people!
And others should also be happy to have these cramps as they can miss days at school or work! 😉
Anyways, menstrual pain is still with us! They can be mild to severe, but the pain is really unbearable!
Changing some food choices and introducing other more valuable ones can help a lot to decrease or prevent this frustrating pain.
The changes should be before or during the cycle.
1- Keep a healthy diet that includes more fruits and vegetables, 72 hours prior your periods. You need to have fiber from fruits and veggies to clean your body of the excess of estrogen which can lead to heavier and painful periods.
2- Extra calcium, vitamin D and magnesium:
These minerals are known for proper muscle function. They will relax your muscle cramps, and relax your body.
So before the cycle, increase the consumption of dairy products ( milk, cheese, yogurt), nuts, spinach and beans.
3- Eat bananas:
This fruit is rich in Potassium and Vitamin B6, which reduce muscle cramps as well. It also help to reduce estrogen level during this cycle.
4- Avocados and olive oil:
These are excellent for you! Due to Vitamin E, pain and anxiety will be minimized.
5- Reduce your salt intake:
Salt will cause water retention and bloating that can magnify your cramps.
6- Go for pumpkin seeds:
They contain a natural relaxant. Start eating a cup of these seeds 2 days before your periods and you will be pain free!!
Drain the juice from the pickle bottle and drink it. This remedy works a lot!
8- Omega-3 prevents cramps!
It also contains natural anti-inflammatories that ease your pain. Include more fish, salmon, oysters and nuts in your diet before and during the menstrual cycle.
Regular exercises are also helpful for you! Walking and swimming for 20 minutes during periods have shown to decrease pain in some women.
Some dietary changes can be really worth it!!
So come on girls what are waiting for! 🙂