Foods that help with period cramps

Menstrual cramps, are an uncomfortable part of life for many women on a monthly basis.

Get in the habit of drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water per day, especially during your period. Staying well hydrated isn’t just good for cramps, it’s good for your overall health. Hydrating with warm or hot liquids is another option that can also help ease your cramps.

Banana. Bananas contain vitamin B6 and potassium, which can help relieve your cramping symptoms. You can also try banana smoothie. While making your smoothie you can add kiwi or pineapple, it also helps in reducing cramps.

Eat more green vegetables Losing blood every month also means you’re losing iron, which can make you feel sluggish and lethargic. Leafy green vegetables such as spinach can boost your iron levels.

Calcium Dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt are rich in calcium. Consuming dairy products help reduce menstrual cramps.

Magnesium and iron can reduce cramps by relaxing blood vessels Foods rich in magnesium include boiled spinach, dry roasted almonds, oats and cooked black beans. Dark chocolate contains magnesium and fiber.

Eggs and Fish. Eggs contain vitamins B6, D, and E, which all work together to fight off the symptoms of PMS. Rich in iron, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, fish is a nutritious addition to your diet. Lentils and beans are rich in protein, so they’re good meat replacements for vegetarians. Another source of protein for vegetarians and vegans, is tofu that is made up of soybeans. It’s rich in iron, magnesium, and calcium.

Ginger. A warm mug of ginger tea can reduce pain. You can also drink chamomile tea.