When that week of the month rolls around and cramps set in…..Pain happens!
All girls who have ever experienced the “Shark week” before know what it feels like. Mood changes, cramps, bloating, headaches are the common syptoms of period. All you want to do is either eat everything in sight, or simply cry your eyes out, ( you can always do both watching Notebook).
But before you order that four cheese pizza , onion rings, chicken nuggets, and all that junk, remember that none of them will actually reduce the pain. However, there are some super foods that can help you cope with period pain for real. So put the ice cream back in the freezer…come on put it back and eat these foods instead.
Fruits in general are high in manganese, but one of the richest manganese food sources is pineapple. This good looking fruit also contains high levels of bromelain. So say goodbye to carmps!
Bananas are filled with nutrients such as vitamin B6 that aid cramps and are loaded with potassium, which can help with bloating! (Yes, please).
Yogurt not only helps with bloading but also contains calcium and probiotics which have been shown to decrease menstrual cramps.
Green vegetables are high in calcium, magnesium and potassium, which can prevent the spasms that lead to cramping pain. These minerals can calm and relax emotions, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, reducing irritability. Dark green vegetables also contain high amounts of vitamin K, which is needed to coagulate blood,prevent excess bleeding and keep your pants clean. You’re welcome.
Last but not least! Chocolate increases the amount of blood flowing to the brain which allows you to feel energized. More chocolate pleeease!
* Oh, I know this is not a food but drinking water is definitely a must during period! Believe it or not hydrating yourself is super important when it comes to keeping those painful cramps awaaay!