Best Foods for Period Cramps

Having combed through about two dozen different articles for cramp relieving foods as someone who’s tired of suffering monthly, I noticed that the majority of them are so dense with information that the reader can’t possibly retain the useful parts. In this article is ONLY THE ESSENTIALS.

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Things you WANT

  • Magnesium & Iron

Dark chocolate can ease your mood. We’re happy to offer Siren’s Protein Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites for your healing pleasure which also happen to have 25% of your daily value of iron.

  • Vitamins

Fruits and vegetables with high water content will aid in reducing bloating while supplying you with necessary vitamins that regulate the many processes your body is handling.

  • Potassium

Bananas!! Athletes rely on bananas to prevent and save them from cramping so we can too.

  • Omega-3s

Omega-3s relax your muscles and alleviate pains and cramps, and can be found in salmon and walnuts.

Things you DON’T WANT

  • Caffeine

  • Fried Foods

  • High-Fat Foods

  • Soda

  • Alcohol

  • High-Sodium

  • High-Sugar

Many of these contribute to bloating by causing water retention, while others interfere with hormone levels that end up making cramps worse.

While it’s tempting to comfort yourself with unhealthy food, cramps are inflammation that can be reduced with the right foods and by staying hydrated. Happy eating!