Menstruation is commonly known as Periods. It is not just about the bleeding from the vagina. Women feel much more than this. Even, before the Periods, some women experience PMS. PMS means ‘Premenstrual syndrome’, in this women feel mood swings, lethargy, tender breast, bloating, acne and pimples etc. These are the things that some women experience before having periods. Now, there are several things that most women experience during their periods. Menstrual Cramps in the lower abdomen, Mood Swings, Back pain, Nausea, Leg Cramps, bloating, headache, tiredness etc. It is important to take care of your diet so, you don’t experience much pain. Especially, during your periods you should avoid certain types of food to relieve your menstrual pain. Read the article for more details about Foods to avoid during Periods.
Here’s the list of 6 Foods to avoid during Periods.
1. Baked Items.
Foods like White bread, Pizza, Pasta, cake, cookie etc should be avoided. Because it is made from Refined grains. As it has lesser nutritional value than whole grains. In periods, you may want to eat these delicacies but it will lead to constipation, bloating and increases your blood sugar level. So, you must avoid this food.
2. Fried and High in Sodium foods.
Foods like chips, French fries, Fritters, salty biscuits etc should be avoided. Because it contains more oil and that will lead to skin problem like Acne. With high salt foods, your digestive system will be affected. You will feel Gas in your stomach and experience bloating. Further, you will also feel lethargic with high sodium-containing foods.
3. Soft Drinks and Alcohol.
Soft Drinks or Carbonated Drinks must be avoided. It will lead to bloating in the stomach and sometimes you experience nausea too. Alcohol can cause irregular periods. Your menstrual cycle will be affected by Alcohol. So, it is highly recommended not to drink alcohol during periods.
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4. Spicy food and High-fat amount foods.
Food like having spicy flavour, fast food such as Burger, Spring roll, fried chicken etc. Spicy food can lead to Stomach pain, burning and nausea. It will upset your stomach and sometimes can lead to diarrhoea. High-fat food will lead to an increase in Menstrual Cramps. So, this food must be avoided.
5. Caffeinated Drinks.
Drinks like Coffee, Tea, Black tea, Energy drinks etc should be avoided moderately. Because many people are addicted to Tea and Coffee. These Caffeinated Drinks will Increase Blood pressure and heart rate. It can lead to Anxiety, Bloating and Water Retention. Sometimes, if consumed more than you may experience diarrhoea. So, if you have a habit to drink tea and coffee daily. You should consume less during periods.
6. Sugary Food.
Sugary Food like Cupcakes, cookie, desserts, doughnuts etc. should be avoided. Because it can cause inflammation and you will experience heavy periods of flow. Then, it leads to more menstrual Cramps. It can cause bloating and you will also experience acne. So, these sweet dishes must be avoided to get relief from pain.
So, these are the food that must be avoided during periods. Eat healthy and stay hydrated during periods. That was all about the article we want to share with you. See our website for more such content. Also, Don’t forget to connect with us on Social Media to stay updated with the latest trends and infotainments.
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