I’m having my period. What can I eat and not eat?
Letâ€™s say Iâ€™m having my period. Ignore me. Letâ€™s say youâ€™re having your period. What can you eat, and what can you not eat? Iâ€™ll share with you my research.
What can you not eat and drink?
- Salty food. Salty food make you retain water and give you a puffy and bloated feeling.
- Dairy Food. This doesn’t apply for all women, but its better to take caution as dairy food might make women feel terrible.
- Cold water. Refer to what should you eat #2.
What should you eat and drink?
- Chocolates. According to some websites, it’s good to eat chocolates contains complex carbohydrates that helps your body expose off excess progesterone, which is the main culprit of PMS.
- Warm water. By drinking warm water, you make your body feel warm and thus pain will be reduced during period. Even days before you know your period is coming, you should be drinking warm water to prevent and lower the pain.
Dietary ways to reduce period pain
- Eating six small meals throughout the day, instead of three large ones – this can help to keep your blood sugar up and your mood elevated.
- Ensure you’re getting enough calcium. The symptoms of calcium deficiency include depression, irritability and anxiety – much like the symptoms of PMS. Adequate calcium intakes vary with age:
Girls ages 9 – 18 should be getting 1300 mg/day
Women 19 – 50 years should be getting 1000 mg/day
Women over 50 years old should be getting 1200 mg/day (Women above 50 rarely read my blog)
- No alcohol please. During this period, depressing effects from alcohol can make your period symptoms more serious.
Help! My period is killing me! I’m having stomach Cramps! What can I do?
- Take a warm glass of water.
- Take a rest inside a warm blanket.
- Put both your warm palms on your stomach.
- You should feel well in awhile.
If you think anything above is wrong, please comment.