Best Foods for Period Cramps

Best Foods for Period Cramps

According to Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD, author of The Better Period Food Solution, many period-related symptoms like cramping, anxiety, moodiness, breast pain, and acne are caused by hormonal fluctuations, and what you eat can make those swings better or worse.

 

Take a look below at the foods that will positively impact your mood and body when you have period cramps.

 

Walnuts, almonds, seeds, and beans are rich in manganese, which eases cramps by preventing irritability.

 

Make sure to drink a lot of water. Staying hydrated can reduce your chances of getting dehydration headaches, which is a common symptom of menstruation.

 

Turmeric is known as an anti-inflammatory spice, and curcumin is its main active ingredient. Some research says that people who consume curcumin during PMS have less severe symptoms.

 

Fish like salmon. Rich in iron, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. Consuming iron will counteract the low iron levels that you might experience while menstruating.