Every month getting painful periods is very irritating and
taking medicine for that every time is also not advisable.
So let us see how your food can be your medicine for Painful Periods…..
Why do you get painful periods?
If you are experiencing high level of pain during your periods,
chances are that you are having high levels of prostaglandins
Or hormones-like substances in your body.
This high level of prostaglandins promotes painful uterine
contraction, decrease blood flow to uterus and because of this,
you experience pain.
It is not always necessary that you take medicine
when your food can help you so,
What is solution for your painful periods?
Solution is very simple-
1-Avoid foods that increase your inflammation
2-Take enough amount of food that decrease your inflammation
FOOD TO AVOID—
Food having high sugar-high sugar intake makes you more lethargic.
Refined flour (Maida)-this takes long time to digest, leading your stomach to work more.
Aerated drinks -you drink it with your meal to make your digestion easy.
But instead of that it upset your stomach more than before.
Alcohol-it puts load on your liver.
So why to have such food which increase your problems during
your periods when you actually want to calm your symptoms?
Now let us see which FOODS TO TAKE:
Magnesium helps to relax the wall of blood vessels, thus reduces your cramping pain.
NATURAL SOURCES OF MAGNESIUM ARE:
- Cow pea (cholla)
- Cashew nut
Omega 3 Fatty Acids:
Omega 3 helps to lower inflammation.
Natural sources of omega 3 fatty acids are—
- Flax seed
- Pumpkin seed
So why to take medicine (which can also upset your stomach)
when you can relieve your pain naturally with food
which also gives you long term nutritional benefits?
MAY YOU GET RID OF YOUR PAINFUL PERIODS
WITH THE HELP OF YOUR FOOD AS YOUR MEDICINE!
That’s all for today.
See you next week.
Till then…. Take care…..
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician