Chocolate is the best period comfort food.
However, stay away from drugstore sweets and processed candy, because the chocolate that contains artificial sugars isn’t it all beneficial to your health.
Can we eat sweets during periods?
Eating sugary foods will cause your blood sugar levels to go up and the higher your blood sugar goes, the more sever your period symptoms may be. It’s important to keep them at a steady level and so we recommend natural sugars in moderation.
Does sugar make periods worse?
Experts say that the sugar levels in the body fluctuate during the time of the month. So consuming too much sugar when on your periods messes with your already messed up sugar levels sugar causes inflammation and tends to intensify cramping.
Why am I craving sweets on my period?
For one, scientists believe low progesterone and high estrogen levels generate a drop in blood sugar levels, which leads to sugar cravings. Another cause of cravings may be due to serotonin levels, which are generally lower during PMS. Serotonin is the feel-good chemical in your brain.
What can you eat to help period cramps?
Foods that relieve cramps
- Bananas. Bananas are great for menstrual cramps.
- Lemons. Lemons are rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin C. Vitamin C helps absorb iron from your foods into your bloodstream and tissues.
- Oranges. Oranges are known as top food for period cramps.