Menstrual pain sucks, right?
For years, monthly menstrual pain puts me in agony. Not to mention the fatigue and iron deficiency it brings. There are months I just spent a day lying on the bed. Though this "woman thing" is something most of us need to go through each month and is supposed to be normal by now, I still can't bring myself to say that I'm already used to it.
You've probably felt the same way too. Sometimes menstrual pain gets worst, it can put your mood and plans totally out of whack.
As they say, menstrual pains are highly common. It's just that the pain and the intensity vary from each woman. Some women are lucky enough not to feel any kind of cramps, for others, the pain is too horrible it disrupts their daily activities and can't go on without taking pain killers or prescribed medication.
Superfood to ease period cramps
Body aches, insomnia, breast pain, nagging pain in the lower abdomen, and back days before the actual menstruation which gets severe 24 hours after the onset of the period — not to mention the emotional stress, mood swings, and headaches; as well as tiredness and blood loss — are all part of the painful monthly symptoms we deal with.
Some experts say that these menstrual pain are completely normal. But after some digging, I found out that we don't have to suffer each month. Aside from taking medications and a proper lifestyle, I learned that superfoods are also highly effective in alleviating menstrual pains.
With that, here is the list of superfoods you should incorporate into your daily diet especially before and during your period.
Ginger is widely known to provide relief from period cramps, according to studies. It is shown to help deal with nausea, upset stomach, and other menstrual symptoms.
There are even published trials on the positive effect of ginger for women with dysmenorrhea.
Drinking ginger tea works wonder for me, especially on the first day of my period. However, it's still best to consult a physician to know if there's no underlying cause of your severe menstrual pain.
Apparently, green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits are a must during our period. This includes pineapple too.
Pineapple worked for some people, this might work for you too. Here's why: this fruit contains Bromelain, an enzyme that helps to relax muscles and menstrual cramps. In addition, it also helps increase blood flow.
However, Bromelain has some adverse effects with other medications so be sure to pay a visit to your doctor if ever you're taking other medicines or are pregnant.
My mom used to tell me to drink warm water every time my period pains hit me. And she was right after all.
In fact, water is one of the best home remedies to beat menstrual discomfort due to bloating and can lessen period cramps too. And the best thing, water will keep you hydrated since we drink less during our period.
4. Green tea
Green tea has been an effective home remedy to soothe cramps, reduce bloating, and help improve blood flow because of its rich antioxidant compounds.
What's more, green tea contains L-theanine, a compound that plays a huge role in making you feel relaxed. So, why not switch to a cup of green tea during your period?
Here's a fact: Moringa contains 25 times more iron than spinach and other green leafy vegetables. So, taking Moringa won't just help you ease menstrual cramps but it can also help your body to make up for lost iron and blood during your period.
More so, moringa is also rich in magnesium which aids in the relaxation process, help reduce anxiety and fatigue, and promotes better sleep.
With all these superfoods and better lifestyles, we can bid menstrual pain goodbye.
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