Once a month, every girl on the face of the planet goes through the most horrific week of her life: her period. During that week all we can hope for is some relief from the pain our uterus inflicts upon each of us. Thankfully, Valley is here with some food and drinks that can help cure the pain.
Celery has been proven to be a great way to reduce bloating due to all of the water that it contains. When your body is dehydrated, it retains water more than it normally would which causes you bloat. Being proactive and sipping lots of water can be a great way to stop menstrual symptoms before they even start.
According to gurl.com pumpkin seeds can eliminate cramps. The seeds contain lots of zinc which help to combat cramps. Sunflower seeds and sesame seeds have been proven to do the same!
Dark chocolate is the perfect remedy for those sugary cravings. Regular, non-dark chocolate has tons of sugar and dairy, which could exasperate any symptoms you may have.
Transport yourself to tropical place by eating some pineapple or drinking pineapple juice. Pineapple has been proven to reduce inflammation, which makes a hell week a little less hellish.
Surprisingly, salmon is perfect for keeping the cramps at bay. It is full of omega-3s and vitamin D; both of which have been proven to alleviate all PMS and menstrual symptoms.
Swap Tea for Alcohol
While enduring your period, stay far away from the booze. Alcohol lowers magnesium levels, which can lead to cramps taking over your day. Skip the tequila shots; it’s just not worth it. Instead of a glass of wine, sip on some ginger tea to eliminate any cramps. Ginger is an antispasmodic, which means it suppresses muscle spasms that can be painful. Ginger is also full of germanium — an element that helps oxygenate the body. More oxygen in the body equals less chance of pain.
Have any other mid-period remedies? Tweet us @valleymag and let us know what you use to make your period more bearable.