7 Foods to Avoid While on Your Period ...

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To avoid feeling miserable, there are certain foods to avoid while on your period.

Painful cramps, depressive moods and bloating can make your period the worst thing that's ever happened to you, but food plays a big role.

Although these foods are never the best choice for your health, they are almost poisonous during that time of the month.2

These are some of the foods to avoid while on your period.

1. Fatty Meats

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The fats found in meats are mostly saturated, which can cause pain and inflammation.

Additionally, when you’re already suffering from cramps, saturated fats can actually worsen the pain, making fatty meats the number one on the list of foods to avoid while on your period.

If you can’t resist your craving for meat, opt for lean meats or, even healthier, fish.

2. Ice Cream

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Yes, that bucket of ice cream is just what you need at the moment, but dairy products are high in fats and therefore have the same effects as fatty meats.

Of course, this also goes for cheeses and cream.

When cooking, try to avoid cheesy or creamy dishes, and if you really need a scoop of ice cream, look for a non-dairy gelato without added sugars.

3. Processed Foods

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Although processed foods are an easy choice, they won't help your discomfort in any way.

Foods like snacks, chips and canned foods often contain high amounts of sodium, causing bloating and discomfort.

Opt for wholesome foods and snacks instead.

A handful of unsalted nuts is an example of a great snack while you’re on your period.

4. Caffeine

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If you’re a coffee-addict, this might be a difficult one to let go for a few days.

However, caffeine can contribute to irregular periods.

Additionally, doctors have said it can worsen menstrual cramps, as well as cause sleep difficulties and depressive moods.

Although some teas also contain caffeine, it contains much less of it compared to coffee, making tea a good alternative.

You should also avoid energy drinks.

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