Almost all women have painful experiences in their periods. The possible symptoms are stomach cramps, breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, exhaustion, bloating, mood swings, and diarrhea, or maybe even all of them at once. So, to the people who say women are weak, try bleeding every month while enduring all of those things. Luckily, those symptoms can be eased or at least reduced a bit.
Here are a few things you can eat and drink to help you lessen your pain, ladies.
1. Ginger Tea with Lemon
Lemon juice provides a variety of minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium, which both improve in relieving period pains. In addition, lemon juice is an excellent acne treatment and I note that having acne appear on your period timeline is very common. Ginger has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities, which may aid in the treatment of both bloating and cramps.
Sweet fruits can help you satisfy your cravings for sweets without consuming a lot of processed sugars, which can skyrocket and then crash your glucose levels. Fruits that contain a lot of liquid, like watermelon, pear, oranges, and coconuts, are perfect sources to hydrate yourself. Make a smoothie with spinach, it’s high in antioxidants, fiber, and other minerals, including magnesium. They act together to ease period cramps.
3. Peppermint Tea
The tea comes from peppermint leaves, which contain oils including menthol and give this tea its pleasant, minty flavor. As a result, it’s a viable choice to consider if you’re experiencing painful menstrual cramping. It’s been researched that Peppermint oil is used to relax stomach muscles and lessen the time period and intensity of period cramps in most women.
Oats include fiber as well as zinc and magnesium, which assist control serotonin and hence prevent mood swings. Oats can be served in various ways, including oatmeal with fruits, cookies, trail mix, granola, etc.
Water is the most effective drink for relieving period cramps. When you bleed, you lose part of the water in your body, and dehydration can make your cramps severe. Drinking plenty of water can improve your muscles to relax and prevent bloating and flatulence. On an important note, every time women on their periods, they always experience cravings, somehow are bothersome, but it can also be an indication of dehydration, so staying hydrated can help relieve your pain.