Foods You Should Eat During Your Period

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Find out what kinds of food you should be eating on your period

Having your period isn’t fun. Not only can it be uncomfortable and painful, it can also make you irritable and depressive. Thankfully, there are some foods you can eat to make your time of the month a little more bearable.

Eat lean protein and fiber

Do you get a lot of cravings during your period? By eating lean protein and fiber, you can help your blood sugar stabilize, curbing your cravings. Snack on cheese, yogurt, nut butter, and so forth in the afternoon, which is when your cravings hit their peak.

Fiber helps you feel more full, and also helps with constipation and diarrhea, which many women have during menstruation.

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Mood-boosting foods

Omega-3 foods are great for your mood, so eat plenty of salmon, nuts, soybeans, spinach, and so on. Dark chocolate (the less sugar, the better) is also great because it has antioxidants and magnesium, which helps regulate serotonin—the happy hormone.

Click to the next page to read about more kinds of food you should be eating during your time of the month.

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