Whether you like to admit it or not, what you eat during your time of month may not always be the healthiest. Did you know that your diet during your time of month can impact your period symptoms? While chocolate cake and greasy fries might be what you’re craving, you’re body actually needs nutrient-rich foods that are low in salt and added sugars. Try including these foods into your diet during your time of month.
It’s important to get more iron while you’re one your period because your body is losing blood. When you don’t have enough iron, you’ll feel tired. Try and get plant source of iron from leafy greens, broccoli, nuts, and dried fruit and from animal sources like lean meats, seafood, and poultry.
Got cramps? Filling up on foods high in magnesium like milk and yogurt can ease cramps and relax your muscles.
Getting more omega-3 can help your mood swings, so make sure you have seafood at least twice a week.
Leading up to and during your period, it’s important to get Vitamin B6 which helps reduce the symptoms of PMS like moodiness, fatigue, and cramps. Other foods high in Vitamin B6 are oranges, seeds, and nuts.
Vitamin B12 can give your body a boost of energy and eggs are rich in B12, so go ahead and fry up some eggs.