Normally, woman would have guests once a month which is called by menstruation. Not infrequently, menstruation is often accompanied by excruciating pain and very annoying.
Most women reduce the pain by taking drugs or herbs. Do not worry, there are natural ways to relieve menstrual pain.
Before and during menstruation, appear overwhelming desire to consume sugars and simple carbohydrates. You should be observant to the type of carbohydrates consumed.
“The best is to eat complex carbohydrates to maintain energy in order to remain stable. There are some foods that can be selected, such as oatmeal, sweet potatoes or whole wheat pasta and brown rice can be relied upon,” said Marissa Lippert, a nutrition expert. These foods not only contain fiber, but also a source of magnesium which is needed by the body as the menstrual cycle.
Nuts or Seeds
Choose nuts as a snack at the time of menstruation. These foods contain vitamin B6 are helpful to reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrom (PMS). Nuts are not only good for the digestive system but also help stabilize the emotions, because the grains are rich in complex carbohydrates that increase serotonin, a chemical that causes pleasure and relaxation.
Milk or Yogurt
Both are sources of calcium. Research has shown that women who consume 1,200 mg of calcium per day can decreased menstrual pain by 30 percent. “If there is one nutrient that women need to beat menstrual pain is calcium,” said Karen Ansel, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.