Eat these 6 superfoods to say a BIG hello to smooth periods
They say, “You’re what you eat.” This statement stands even more true when you’re menstruating.
10 years. 3500 days. That’s the time an average woman spends menstruating throughout her life.
And unfortunately, that time of the month brings many unwelcomed guests. There’s bloating, swelling, mood swings, cravings, acne, headaches, and tender breasts.
For some women, these guests stay short-lived. At the same time, these guests overstay their welcome for some women.
Research says diet plays a crucial role in determining the quality of your periods. If you consistently eat right, you can manifest less painful periods. But if your food plate is chock-full of all things junk, it becomes an open invitation for troublesome periods.
And we’re sure you want to be in the former category. That’s precisely why we’ve listed six superfoods that need to be a part of your diet, especially during that time of the month.
1. Dark chocolate:
Every time Aunt Flo announces her monthly arrival, your tongue craves something sweet. It craves something that comforts your mood swings.
It turns out that indulging in some chocolate therapy does wonders. It fulfils your sweet cravings and helps you feel better.
Even more, research says, having dark chocolate during periods helps to relieve pain and cramps. That’s because dark chocolate is rich in magnesium, which has pain-relieving properties.
So, please go ahead and enjoy that chocolate guilt-free.
That said, don’t go overboard, too, because even dark chocolate is high in caffeine and sugar.
Let moderation guide you while indulging in this comfort food.
2. Sweet fruits:
Are you someone who isn’t fond of bingeing on chocolates to satisfy those pesky sweet cravings? Then choose sweet fruits. It is a healthier alternative.
Water-rich, sweet fruits such as watermelon, plums, strawberries, and grapes are packed in vitamins. These vitamins are anti-bloating and anti-swelling. So no more dealing with that uncomfortable feeling of being bloated and unable to fit into your clothes.
Not just that, the high water content of these fruits quenches your body’s hydration needs. And it nourishes your body with natural sugars.
And above all, these naturally sweet fruits don’t turn up the dial of your daily calorie intake.
Yeah, you sure can’t eat water. But here’s why it has to be a staple when you’re menstruating.
During your periods, your body’s estrogen and progesterone levels drop. The reduction of these two hormones propels your body to retain water. And this water retention makes you feel bloated. And this bloating will eventually result in painful cramps.
We say stay hydrated to mark yourself safe from this menace.
Some women also complain of severe headaches and unexplained fatigue when menstruating. Upping your water intake is an excellent way to stop their recurrence. Drink at least 8-12 glasses of water/day.
Keep hydrated if you want to breeze through this four-day bumpy journey.
4. Green leafy vegetables:
Some women experience a heavy menstrual flow. This increased flow can lead to a dip in their body’s iron levels. And the reduction in iron levels can make them feel tired and dizzy.
If you identify with yourself in this situation, increase your intake of green leafy vegetables.
Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, fenugreek, and turmeric leaves are rich in magnesium, fibre and iron-rich foods.
These foods are also abundant in calcium, which works as muscle relaxants. And can help you steer away from those cramps.
How many times have you felt regret after gorging on fries and chips at that time of the month?
Did you just say, “I’ve lost the count!”
See, we read your mind.
But hey, what’s done is done. No point fretting.
The next time you’re craving something yummy, snack on almonds, peanuts, and walnuts.
Not only are they delicious and crunchy. But these nuts are also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
They’re fuel for your body’s good hormones. And can mitigate PMS and reduce inflammation.
Every time Aunt Flo arrives, does she make your digestion sluggish?
If you answered this with a yes, a bowl of yoghurt is your best friend. It’s charged with good bacteria. This bacteria can help to accelerate your body’s metabolic clock. And supercharge your digestion process.
Furthermore, yoghurt is also rich in calcium and protein, which help to strengthen your bones.
Tip: As much as possible, eat home-set yoghurt over packaged ones.
Woohoo! Congratulations, You’ve taken the first step and made yourself aware of what to eat and what not to eat when you’re on your period.
It’s time you take the second step and embrace pain-free periods with the help of technology.
Do you feel confused about how technology can make your periods any easy?
Welme brings you a period pain relief device. This device is truly a blessing in disguise. It gives you immense period pain relief and menstrual cramp relief.
This period pain relief device works on pocket TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine technology. The electric stimulations from this pocket tens machine stop the sensations of pain and cramps from reaching the brain cells. You can also call it a non-invasive pain reliever.
And what makes this product even more unique is its practicality. You can use this device hassle-free at work, on vacation or when you’re home.
To use this device, this is all you need to do:
Step 1: Attach the device to your waistband
Step 2: Attach the gels to painful areas
Step 3: Press the “+” button on the device
Step 4: Adjust the intensity as per your requirements
Step 5: Enjoy the freedom of menstrual cramp relief and period pain relief.
We assure you that if you change your food habits and couple them with the help of Welme’s period pain relief device, your smooth periods will leave you pleasantly surprised.
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