Foods to Eat (and Avoid) on Your Period
You can eat your way to clear skin, healthy hair, a better memory, and even a happier you. Food really is medicine. Is it better than Naprogesic? Perhaps, if you're using—er, eating—it the right way. Scroll through to learn the best foods to add to your grocery list and which foods you should avoid during your period.
Consuming calcium reduces feelings of depression and anxiety. Vitamin D regulates the enzyme that converts tryptophan into serotonin, the neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood. Together, calcium and vitamin D, ward off PMS symptoms. High levels of calcium can also ease cramps, aches, and pains, acting as a muscle relaxant. Find the winning combo in citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, and leafy greens like the ones mentioned above.
Dark chocolate is a good source of magnesium, which not only tempers moods swings, but also helps regulate serotonin—the happy hormone. To get the serotonin boost, stick with chocolate that's 60% cacao or higher. Try some of our favourites, like Loving Earth and Pana Chocolate.
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