Period pain can be relieved with these five simple foods.
- Period pain is a problem that plagues many women
- Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar has five food recommendations
- These help relieve pain and other period-related symptoms
Period problems are becoming more common these days, and many girls and women complain of irregular menstrual cycles. Conditions like polycystic ovarian disorder (PCOD), endometriosis, etc. occur in almost every other woman. These health problems go hand in hand with other side problems such as headaches, nausea, migraines, mood swings, cramps, or period pain during or before the monthly cycle in women. Prominent nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar posted a video on her Instagram profile explaining how she can solve these exact problems by making small changes in diet. Check out the video here:
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"Add these 5 foods to reduce pain, cramps, migraines, nausea, mood swings, etc. during PMS or period pain," wrote Rujuta Diwekar in the post's headline. She shared a few foods to include in the daily diet of women who are experiencing symptoms of starting their periods or even during the cycle.
Here are 5 foods to help relieve period pain from celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar:
1. Soaked raisins and kesar
Ideally, this should be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. The combination of black raisins and saffron can help relieve menstrual pain and cramps.
According to Diwekar, a teaspoon of ghee can be paired with any meal. The inclusion of ghee in breakfast, lunch, and dinner will help reduce the occurrence of period-related cramps and nausea.
3. Quark circle
Cottage cheese is a viable lunch option for those suffering from period pain. Legume cottage cheese can be paired with a homemade fried papad for a delicious, flavourful meal without any side effects to the body.
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Quark is an easy way to beat period pains.
Rujuta Diwekar recommends a handful of cashews or peanuts on painful days. She also suggests pairing this snack with jaggery or gud to help curb sugar cravings and mood swings.
5. Khichdi or Ragi
The legume stew preparation Khichdi is ideal for the days, as is a dosa or roti from Ragi. Moong Dal batter can also be used to prepare the dish of your choice. Other alternatives for whole grains during your period can include Rajgeera or Kuttu. Sabudana Khichdi is also a light dish that can be eaten when in pain.
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Ragi roti is strongly recommended during certain periods.
With these foods recommended by Rujuta Diwekar, the painful days will be greatly reduced and you can enjoy a seamless cycle.
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