Here are some of the foods to avoid and consume during menstrual periods.
Foods To Eat.
Leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, collard greens, will help your body in supplying irons.
Always good with potassium and magnesium for reducing water retention and bloat and help in regulating digestive system during menstrual periods.
Fruits are good as a saurce of calcium which help in reducing feelings and anxiety. Consume citrus fruits like lemons and oranges as they are able to ease menstrual cramps, pains and aches. Other foods to consume include, broccoli, salmon, dark chocolate and Watermelon.
Foods To Avoid.
Legumes like beans, black eyed peas, chickpeas, and all legumes are the main cause bloating. Avoid them until your periods are over.
Taking some sugary carbonated drinks you become risk of bloating. It is therefore recommended to avoid such drinks during your menstrual periods. You can drink water instead because it will help in easing retention and bloating.
Thet are well known as the source of sodium which can cause bloating during menstrual periods. Avoiding processed food will help reducing salt and belly bloat.
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