There are TONS of great foods you should be eating on your period. No… not ice cream, or chips, or fries, or chocolate. Okay well, you can have dark chocolate but we’ll get to that in a second. But seriously there are a lot of foods out there that can help you combat various PMS symptoms like cramps or bloating or even can help boost your mood!
So during your period, you are going to experience a drop in iron levels and this is because of the blood loss that occurs. But no worries there's an easy way to combat with the lower iron levels. KALE! Kale is loaded with iron that will keep you going during your time of the month. So rather than reach for steak or a juicy burger, grab a bowl of kale! The vegetarians out there know what's up.
We all know that oranges and orange juice is great for you when you’re feeling a little under the weather, cause of all that vitamin C! But did you know that it has a bunch of other vitamins that can help with PMS symptoms? Yup! Oranges also contain vitamin D and calcium. Those two vitamins together are great for combating PMS symptoms. Calcium is great for easing aches and pains as it is a muscle relaxant. And vitamin D works well for boosting your mood when you’re feeling a little down during your time of the month.
Did you know that bananas are a GREAT way to relieve cramps? Why though? Because of potassium! That's right, potassium is an awesome way to ease period cramps either before your time of the month or during. Bananas are also LOADED with vitamin B6 which is a mood booster! You get two PMS solutions in one. How awesome is that?!
Here we are. It’s what you’ve been waiting for. Well yes, the rumors are true! Dark chocolate is actually good for you on your period! If you’re seriously craving something a little sweet while on your period, grab yourself a little square of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is known to help produce the feel-good chemical, serotonin! But be careful! It’s ideal for you to be eating 60% cacao dark chocolate or higher. It’s at this level that you will get that serotonin boost you need.
So if you’re at a loss of what you should be eating while you are on your period, try any of the above! From food to help you with cramps, to vitamins that can boost your mood, there's always something you can reach for that will improve your day!