Happy Red Holidays?
It’s officially December! The wind is colder, the streets are livelier and of course, food everywhere! This should be the happiest and most relaxing month for everyone. But girls… what if your monthly visitor decides to show up during these holidays? Ugh. Bummer, I know. That’s why we are here to give you a tip or two to make the most of your short break!
Is the feast on your table tempting you? If no one still hasn’t told you, what you eat can affect the symptoms you experience during menstruation! It can either make you feel better or worsen your abdominal cramps, headache, nausea, fatigue, bloating, mood swings and diarrhea. And because we want you to have your well-deserved short vacay, here are the lists of what food you should eat and, as hard as it is, avoid:
Drinking water should become a habit! Aside from what thousands of influencers have said that it makes our skin look healthy and glowing, water decreases the chance of having dehydration headaches that can occur during your period. Fruits can also be rich in water! Heavy menstruation makes you lose lots of iron along with the blood so it is better to eat iron-rich food to avoid having body pain, dizziness and fatigue.
According to a 2012 study, Omega-3s can help reduce the menstrual pain and aid people who experience mood swings and depression. Curcumin, which is the main ingredient of an anti-inflammatory spice, may lessen the symptoms of your premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some studies in 2010 and 2015 also found that magnesium can lower the severity of PMS symptoms. Now, it’s safe to say that our cravings for chocolate during red days is allowed BUT only if it’s dark flavored! Probiotic-rich food is also highly-suggested because it can help you fight yeast infection by providing good bacteria around your vagina. Tea can also relieve menstrual symptoms because of its muscle soothing ingredients.
To Eat: Water, Fruit, Leafy Green Vegetables, Ginger, Chicken, Fish, Turmeric, Dark Chocolate, Nuts, Flaxseed Oil, Quinoa, Lentils and Beans, Yogurt, Tofu, Peppermint Tea, Kombucha.
Salt can result in water retention and bloating, while sugar can increase your energy that can worsen the symptoms of PMS such as mood swing, depression and anxiety. If you experience diarrhea during your monthly visit, it can go downhill by drinking coffee. But a sudden stop from your regular caffeine intake can also cause headaches, so it’s safer to just tone it down instead of eliminating it. Food that makes you dehydrated, bloated and worsens your PMS symptoms should be avoided or decreased as much as possible. Ever heard of “everything that is too much is bad”? Exactly!
To Avoid: Salt, Sugar, Coffee, Alcohol, Spicy Food, Red Meat, Food your body doesn’t take easily
With the right diet and exercise, you can still enjoy holidays even with your period! Join the party worry-free of leakage with the right pads. By right, it doesn’t necessarily mean thick and wide! That’s one common misconception about napkins, right? Jeunesse Anion products have thin quick-absorbing materials and super absorbent polymer on its top layer that dries out moist instantly. The inner layers are full of softness since it is made out of virgin pulp material, while the bottom layer still gives you that breathable freshness. And not just that! It specially offers the benefits of anions with its Anion chip that releases negative ions which promotes dirt-free, helps to reduce discomfort and helps eliminate unwanted odor during your period. A big help to your red days during holidays!
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Ferguson, S. (2019, July 16). 16 Foods to Eat (and Some to Avoid) During Your Period. Retrieved December 10, 2020, from https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/what-to-eat-during-period
Shkodzik, K. (2020, April 24). Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and Heavy Periods: How Are They Related?. Retrieved December 10, 2020, from https://flo.health/menstrual-cycle/health/symptoms-and-diseases/iron-deficiency-anemia-and-periods#
Hjalmarsdottir, F. (2018, October 15). 17 Science-Based Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Retrieved December 10, 2020, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/17-health-benefits-of-omega-3#TOC_TITLE_HDR_10