These 5 foods may be the reason you have painful menstrual cramps

Bloating, cramps and more period pain are associated with that time of the month (for ladies) and sometimes you make these happen to yourself because of what you eat! Find out what you shouldn't eat when on your period!

 

Painful menstrual cramps are common in ladies and most times they can be avoided with few lifestyle changes.

Foods you take in play a role when the time of the month draws close. It's best to avoid foods that makes you feel bloated, unstable, craving for unnecessary foods amongst others as these will only cause major discomfort during the time of the month.

If you are sure the cramps/pains are not as a result of underlying medical problems, these foods you are consuming may be the reason your period pain is unbearable.

Check on them below:

1. Salt

To prevent water retention and bloating as common in some ladies during their periods, stay away from salty foods/foods high in sodium as they tend to increase this feeling. Avoid fries, canned foods etc loaded with sodium.

2. Sugar

Loading up on sugar (including sweets, desserts, cakes and more) 'plays' with blood sugar level, making it unsteady while also causing cramps which is a major discomfort during menstrual period. If you crave sugar during your period, satisfy this with fruits and other healthier options.

3. Dairy

Dairy as in milk, ice cream, processed cheese and more can increase cramps as well as bloating making you uncomfortable during your period.

4. Coffee

Coffee is known to contain substance that constrict the blood vessels, if this happens it may present itself  as a discomfort as this could cause the uterus to tighten and you don't want that kind of pain/discomfort during your period.

5. Rice/White Grains

Rice and white grains (including flour) just like sugar cause blood sugar to shoot up and crash, leaving your energy level unstable as well as cause cramps and more cravings which is not good for you.

Other foods to avoid are fatty and fried foods. Watch a Pulse Video of remedies for menstrual pains below.

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