No woman has an easy time during her monthly periods. However, half the problems we face during our periods can be solved by eating the right food. Food can counter muscle pain, blood loss and water retention.
Here are a list of foods you should eat during your period:
Do consume ginger: Remember those “cold” foods mentioned above? Well, ginger is a “warm” food that increases energy flow in the body and allows blood to flow freely, letting your period pass by smoothly and quickly. Scientifically speaking, prostaglandin constricts blood vessels to stop bleeding, causing cramps. Ginger inhibits prostaglandin, which means you’ll have less painful cramps and swelling. It also promotes blood circulation, so your period will subside faster.
Do eat greens: Losing a lot of blood can cause iron deficiency, which can cause lightheadedness or nausea. To counteract this problem, stock up on darker greens, like spinach, kale and broccoli to get your iron levels back up, but avoid eating them raw. For spinach, add with minced garlic and olive oil for a warm, flavorful bundle of nutrients!
Do eat liver: This may sound gross, but liver contains a lot of iron. A 3-ounce serving of beef liver contains 5 milligrams of iron, 11 milligrams for chicken liver and 13.4 milligrams for pork liver. If you’re not a big fan of leafy greens, use this to replenish all the iron you’ve lost.
Above all, remember always to consume things in moderation, rest plenty.