Foods For Cramps- Natural Ways To Fight That Time Of The Month

Most of us have experienced some type of annoying pain associated with our periods. If you're looking for ways to avoid over-the-counter drugs, eating healthy and drinking fluids is 80% of the fight. 

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Carrots are a diuretic, meaning that they fight bloat and water retention by making you pee more.


Alleviates muscle and menstrual cramps and can also help fight fluid retention during your time of the month.

Parsley is not only high in minerals and vitamin C, but when used in a tea, it can be a great way to help your body relax from aching.


Chickpeas are not only full of nutrients but eating hummus during your period can result in a good night's sleep and uplift your mood.


Antibacterial and anti-fungal which will fight acne, excess oil, and blackheads that often accompany that time of month.


Ginger is an anti-inflammatory root and has been proven to fight menstrual cramps.

Pumpkin seeds 

These seeds provide a healthy dose of zinc, a mineral associated with cramp relief.

Menstrual cramps are caused by uterine contractions that help the body shed the uterine lining. The enzyme bromelain founds in pineapples aids in muscle relaxation.

Peanuts or peanut butter

Peanuts are rich in vitamin E, which when combined with wholegrain toast or fruit slices is one way to fight off cramps. Peanut butter is also high in magnesium, known to soothe muscle tissue and reduce painful spasms.

Swiss chard, spinach, pumpkin seeds, cashews and almonds
All contain high levels of magnesium, which boost dopamine (our happy chemical), help the body process estrogen, balance mood and relieve cramps and bloating.

Greek yogurt, tahini and spinach
Are all high in calcium which prevents PMS symptoms.

AVOID dairy, red meat and too much sugar which can all trigger cramps

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