5 foods to avoid during your menstrual period

Diet can be used to ease some of the most painful menstrual period symptoms.

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Diet is very important when talking about menstruation. During menstruation, hormones rise drastically. Therefore, it is vital to be mindful of what you eat as some foods can aggravate the symptoms of PMS. Below, I share five foods that I think you should avoid.

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Sugar-rich foods

Sugar-rich foods should be avoided at all cost, due to their pro-inflammatory properties. The consumption of spicy foods during the period could result in cramping, gas, and bloating. However, some natural organic spices, such as fresh chili, coriander, cardamom, and saffron could be beneficial at this time, as they aid digestion and relieves menstrual discomfort.

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Fried foods

Fried foods elevate estrogen levels and cause mood swings, period pain, and inflammation when eating during menstruation; especially when they contain hydrogenated vegetable oil or trans fat.

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