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While You’re on Period, Don’t Eat These Foods!

While You’re on Period, Don’t Eat These Foods!

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Menstruation is when bleeding from vagina begins caused loss of the lining of the uterus. Pain, abdominal cramps during period are natural things occur due to contractions of abdominal muscles when losing blood inside the uterus. Not only cramps, women are also familiar with headaches and mood swings while having a period. These are food and beverage you should avoid while having a period. 

1. Spicy Food

Spicy food you eat while period trigger hot flashes, sudden feelings of warmth, which usually intense. Ingredients that make any food taste spicy will stick to your stomach and intestines. It makes a painful abdominal cramp.

2. Sweets

Period involves unstable levels of blood sugar. Eat unhealthy sweet food can affect blood sugar fluctuations and you will end up with mood swings. You can cut unhealthy sugar intake, like ice cream, candy, chocolate with fruits and yogurt.

3. Drinks Contain Caffeine

In addition of coffee, some drinks also contain caffeine, include tea, soda and chocolate drinks. According to researchers, caffeine can sometime cause discomfort or nausea. Along with that, caffeine make more difficult to fall asleep, while your body need more rest during period time. You can cut caffeine intake with mineral water.