5 Best Foods you should eat during Menstrual Period

There is no any magical treatment for Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). But there are few effortless things you can do to help make that time of the month more comfortable and less painful. The best way is to prepare your body for menstrual periods by consumption of healthy, balanced diet. Try following period friendly foodstuff for making less painful time during your periods.

Here are 5 best foods to eat during the menstrual period.


1. Leafy green vegetables



Dark green leafy vegetables are the most intense source of nutrition of any food. They are the rich source of vitamins, calcium, minerals, iron, magnesium and potassium. Vitamin in the gren leafy vegetables includes vitamin B, C, E and K.

A leafy green vegetables contains iron rich nutrients that women body needs when they are menstruating. Add green vegetables in your salad. Be cautious of rating too much though, because some leafy green vegetables can lead to swelling.

Dark leafy green vegetables can help your body numerous ways during menstrual periods. Not only are they wealthy in iron and vitamin B, their high fiber amount also can help with digestive problems generally related with your menstrual cycle.  



2. Fish


Salmon, tuna, sardines, smelt, shad and anchovies are fish that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and other essential fatty acids (EFAs), which is very beneficial for relaxing the muscles in our body, which may reduce the severity of your cramps during the periods. Particularly wealthy sources off essential fatty acids (EFAs) are flax seeds, goat's raw milk, eggs, walnuts, soya beans etc 



3. Banana


Banana is rich food source of anti cramping nutrients such as vitamin B6 and it is one of the leading sources of potassium which helps decrease water retention. Bananas are also rich in vitamins B6 and other vitamins influence blood glucose level and help improve your mood. Banana regulates women bowel which is very important as many women suffer with diarrhea during their menstrual period. 



4. Red meat


Its very important to raise your iron intake during menstrual period to recover what your body loses every month in menstrual periods. Women requires more iron than men to recover the amount of iron they lose during the menstrual periods. Approximately 1 mg of iron is lost for each day of bleeding during periods.

Food that rich in iron helps avoid anemia and other symptoms that can go along with anemia. Add red meat in small quantity in your diet to get sufficient iron supply. Some good Dietary iron sources include red meat, chicken, fish, eggs, spinach, asparagus etc 


5. Fruits


Vitamin K is recognized as the blood clotting vitamin and is important in making your blood clot during periods. Low level of vitamin K in women body increases risk of bleeding and staining. Intake of food high in vitamin K during menstrual periods increases blood clotting properties and reduces blood flow amount.

Many fruits are naturally rich in vitamin A, E and vitamin K, and consumption of diet full of these healthy fruits during your menstrual periods can help reduce bleeding. Fruits rich in vitamin A include banana, apples, apricots, berries, grapes, fruit cocktail, pink or red grapefruits, honeydew, mangoes and cantaloupe melons, oranges, nectarines, papaya, peaches, peppers, plums and tomatoes. 

Fruit rich in vitamin K includes Brussels, sprouts, plum, berries, grapes, pears, cauliflowers, cabbage and peppers etc.  

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