Food Guide For Women On Period — Women’s Health

It’s common for women to experience menstrual problems. Menstruation often brings about a variety of uncomfortable symptoms like abdominal pain, headaches, fatigue, irritability, etc.

What Is Menstruation?


Menstruation, or period, whatever you call it, the most healthy women will get it sooner or later. It is the regular discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina. When it (menstruation) comes regularly, that’s called menstrual cycle, having a regular menstrual cycle is a sign that important parts of your body are working normally.

For some women, they may suffer from painful period and menstrual cramps. According to Dr. Xu, at Guangzhou Elizabeth Women’s Hospital, “ Period cramps is a common part of women’s period, to avoid menstrual pains, you need to change your diet immediately, it is commended to improve the consumption of fresh food rich in vitamins and minerals, and avoid fried and frozen foods. In this article, you will know some useful nutritional tips on what to eat and avoid during your period.

Recommended Foods



During the period, the amount of estrogen in a woman’s blood is in high level, high-fiber vegetables are rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium, which can significantly reduce estrogen level and help relieve the menstrual pain.


Beans and peas can help reduce congestion and cramps. Legumes contain high levels of the vitamin B complex, which can prevent fatigue during the period.

Ginger Tea With Brown Sugar

Many women have suffered menstrual pain, and sometimes have severe pain during the period. Ginger tea with brown sugar is widely used to relieve the menstrual pain. In addition, it is also a natural remedy for flu and cold.

Forbidden Foods

Fried Foods

Avoid foods with a lot of fat like fried foods, meats and fatty dairy products for they may improve your estrogen level. If your estrogen level is kept on a stable level, there’ll be less pain and cramps during your period.


Drinking caffeine can actually aggravate uncomfortable symptoms of women’s period. According to a study, caffeine intake is related to women’s estrogen level, and it can narrow the blood vessels and dehydrate the body, which may cause headaches and increase your anxiety during your period.

Cold and Raw Foods

Avoid cold and raw foods during your period for they are harder to digest and consume energy in your body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, over consumption of cold and raw foods can cause dysmenorrhea, even irregular periods.

For more information: Food Guide For Women On Period


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