Wellness Wednesday: 5 Ways To Relieve Period Pain Naturally
Some of us experience pain, bloating, acne, headaches, cravings, weight gain, water retention, anxiety, irregular periods, heaviness and mood swings during this cyclical hormonal change. This can easily cause stress and create havoc during the time of menstruation.
Here are some easy ways natural ways to reduce these pains:
Stay Away From Sugar
Don’t consume white sugar, processed white flours and artificial colours and additives through your foods the week before and during your time of month.
Eat A High Fat Diet
Don’t choose a low fat diet. Yes you heard that right. According to Concioushealth.com, You need the right (unprocessed and extra virgin) fats to absorb the fat soluble vitamins in your body such as vitamin A, D, E and K. Such as coconut oil, ghee, flax seed oil, evening primrose oil and hemp seeds – so stock up on these ladies.
Limit The Amount Of Dairy You Eat
The week before your period eliminate commercial dairy and dairy based products from your diet completely. You can choose to consume plant-based milks such as almond milk or soy milk, or coconut milk is also a very good option. Cutting dairy from your diet, or at least limiting the amount you intake, will significantly decrease bloating and cramps.
Lemon Water Is Your Best Friend
Drink lemon water every morning after you wake up. This will have an alkalizing effect on the body and keep the body hydrated and mineralized and this will help to keep you hydrated throughout the day.
Increase consumption of leafy greens to ensure enough B vitamins, fiber and mineral supply in the body. You will get a lot of calcium, magnesium, iron, B vitamins and other minerals through leafy greens. Swiss chard, collard greens, yogurt, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, spinach contains these minerals.