Eating a small amount of high-quality chocolate (typically that which has 65% or more “cacao”) may actually help alleviate cramps and PMS.
Chocolate contains magnesium, which can help alleviate cramps and increase energy.
It also contains endorphins, or “happy hormones,” which can help improve your mood.
Why is chocolate good on your period?
Why do women crave chocolate on their period? The reason we prefer dark chocolate is due to its high antioxidant content and because it can better satisfy cravings in comparison to milk chocolate which is higher in sugar and fat. The bonus is dark chocolate also contains magnesium, which can reduce period cramps.
Does chocolate make you bleed more on your period?
Chocolates are great in taste but they can trigger the blood flow. Honey is soothing for your body but during your periods, they can increase the internal heat of your body and cause your periods to be heavier than normal.
What should you not eat when on your period?
- Avoid: Alcohol. Please go virgin when it comes to alcoholic drinks while on your period (yes, even if you had a really difficult day).
- Avoid: Caffeinated drinks.
- Avoid: Processed foods.
- Avoid: Foods high in fats.
- Avoid: Dairy products.
- Avoid: Fried foods.
- Avoid: Refined grains.
- Avoid: Foods with a high salt content.
What foods increase menstrual flow?
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- Ginger. © Pixabay Ginger is very effective in regulating menstrual flow and also relieving cramps.
- Papaya. © Slowfastsoil Eating unripe papaya helps in contracting the muscle fibres in the uterus, thus regulating the menstrual flow.
- Fennel seeds.
- Sesame seeds.
- Parsley juice.
- Apple cider vinegar.