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Food To Avoid During Menstruation (Periods, Menses)

Food To Avoid During Menstruation (Periods, Menses)

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You’re all too familiar with what happens when your period hits. Cramps, bloating, and fatigue unwanted guest for these days. Here are the best foods to eat while you’re on your period that’ll actually make you feel good!

BANANAS: One of the leading sources of potassium, bananas are rich in B6 and other vitamins affect blood glucose and help boost your mood. They can also help regulate your bowel which is good since many women deal with diarrhea while on their period. Grab one off the counter and peel your way to a friendlier bowel.

LEGUMES: Beans, like leafy greens, are an excellent source of iron and are a quick easy way to restore your body’s balance. Like leafy greens, they should be eaten in #moderation as they are notorious for giving gas, which in turn leads to bloating.

CHOCOLATE: While there is some debate on this as chocolate contains caffeine and is loaded with sugar, chocolate also contains magnesium, a nutrient that gets depleted whilst on your cycle. Go ahead and have a little, the darker the better, since chocolate has been scientifically proven to release serotonin, that feel good chemical you love so much. Moderation is the key here as too much chocolate (especially milk chocolate) can lead to unwanted #weight gain and bloating.

PINEAPPLE: Recent study found that young women who consumed low amounts of manganese had an increased menstrual flow of up to 50 percent, Fruits are high in manganese, but one of the richest manganese food sources is pineapple. Pineapple also contains high levels of bromelain, an enzyme thought to help relax muscles and therefore prevent menstrual cramping.

More Foods

Millets, nachni, jowar, legumes, beans, lentils, green leafy vegetables, pulses, fruits, green tea, chamomile tea, beans, whole grains, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, flaxseeds

Animal and dairy products, refined sugars, white flours, red meats, fast food and fried snacks




  1. jyotish

    It is good to make delicious food for all with things that is not liked by everyone

  2. Namrata karki

    Thanks mam for providing good knowledge to us..


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