You really are what you eat, and there is no better illustration of that than when you are on your period. Everything you consume (eating and drinking) will affect your mood, appearance, and even comfort. Here are the foods to dig into and foods to avoid like the plague!
1. Non-Fat Yogurt -
Foods high in calcium have been shown to decrease the amount of menstrual cramps, so grab a yogurt and some berries and enjoy!
2. Brazil Nuts -
Brazil nuts will hydrate your skin while simultaneously reducing oil! Perfect for getting a handle on those breakouts.
3. Salmon -
The good fat in salmon can boost your energy and make you less irritable!
4. Avocado -
Because they're so high in omega-3 fatty acids, they can help fight inflammation and relieve pain due to menstrual cramps!
5. Dark Chocolate -
Chocolate actually increases the blood flow to the brain, and this makes us feel energized!
1. Salty Foods -
You're already feeling bloated and salt will only make you retain that much more water!
2. Caffeine -
It will give you a quick energy boost but then cause your cramps to get more sharp and painful.
3. Alcohol -
Like salty foods, you're just asking for more bloating!!
Try these recipes here:
Salmon Burgers: http://www.vingle.net/posts/684638
Avocado Lime Rice: http://www.vingle.net/posts/569363
Homemade Nutella: http://www.vingle.net/posts/684630