5 Natural Foods To Ease Period Pain
Here are a list of seven natural foods to make going through the monthly cycle a little easier –
Taking daily vitamin E supplements can significantly reduce the severity and duration of period pain, and limit blood loss, according to new study. You can increase your intake of vitamin E by making it part of your daily diet, There are plenty of foods rich in Vitamin E like:
Dark chocolate has heavier amounts of the healthy cocoa bean, which is high in magnesium, potassium and iron. These can help relax your muscles and uplift your mood without you having to consume as many calories.
Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin B12
Used in combination, Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 have been found to be more effective than just having adequate omega-3s alone. Some good options to consider including in your diet before your period are:
Studies have found that omega-3, well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, can help to soothe this menstrual pain. There is some evidence that omega-3 can drive away period blues too. It may help to bring hormonal fluctuations under control and stabilise your mood.
Many people get yeast infections during or after their period. If you tend to get yeast infections, probiotic-rich foods like yogurt can nourish the “good” bacteria in your vagina and may help you fight the infections.
Yogurt is also rich in magnesium and other essential nutrients, like calcium. According to a joint study by researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and other institutions, which analyzed the calcium and vitamin D intakes of nearly 3,000 women, eating a diet with calcium-rich dairy products, especially those with added vitamin D, lowered the risk for developing PMS by as much as 40 percent.
Yogurt isn’t the only probiotic-rich food with yeast-fighting benefits. If you’re avoiding dairy, kombucha tea is a great fermented food that’s more widely available than ever before.
Thankfully, drinking kombucha has shown to have many great benefits for women, and can help ease these symptoms by rebalancing the body. Here are 3 effects drinking kombucha can have on your cycle:
Restores balance to hormones and digestive systems with a healthy dose of probiotics
Detoxes harmful bacteria, yeast and toxins and helps promote optimal reproductive health
Boosts your mood with a flood of happy and energizing B vitamins