For every woman who still goes through the monthly motions of menstruation, the biggest aim is to be at your most comfortable during those five days.
For some who do not experience any pain or discomfort in that period, this is pretty much an easy thing to achieve. But for those who already struggle with severe cramps, vomiting and other hurtful signals of menstruation, this might not be so easy to achieve.
To make your monthly flow less painful than it usually is, here are some foods you may want to avoid absolutely:
1. Dairy Products
According to HuffPost, eating dairy can actually trigger menstrual cramps because they usually contain arachidonic acids, which are cramp-inducing. Try swapping for oat, almond, or soy milk instead.
2. Refined Grains
While white rice, white flour, and white bread taste delicious, these types of foods don’t have that much nutrients left after the grain has been processed.
3. Fried stuff
Even though you may be craving fried food during your period, these foods can lead to bloating and stomach cramps as your body tries to process them.
4. Caffeinated Drinks
A period-tracking app called CLUE says drinking caffeinated substances can be linked to menstrual pains and cramps. Even if you are tired and weak, stay away from caffeinated drinks. Drinking them is counterproductive as they just leave you feeling more irritable, and in more discomfort.
5. Foods that make you feel ‘gassed up’
Some of the hormones responsible for menstruation cause water retention, and therefore bloating. Eating foods that usually cause a bloated or gassy feelings will only make things worse. These foods include frozen dinners, fast food, canned soups, and bacon.
6. Large Meals
Eating huge meals can create discomfort, amongst other issues. While you have your period, this can contribute to increased cramping, in addition to other unpleasant digestive issues.Sure enough, some would have their appetite for food ramped up during this time of the month, but it is better to be sure you are hungry before eating. And don’t gorge. Just eat enough to satisfy the hunger.
While alcohol can tastes good in moderation, the only thing worse than having cramps on your period is having cramps and a hangover. Plus, alcohol dehydrates you, which can lead to stomach troubles. Try to drink non-alcoholic or low-alcohol beverage instead.
8. Avoid High Carbohydrate Meals
Rather than foods high in carbohydrate, eat more proteinous stuff and add more vegetables and fruit like oranges to your diet to help lessen your PMS symptoms.
9. Processed Foods That Contain Unknown Ingredients
Introducing unknown substances into your digestive system is not something anyone good nutritionist or dietician will advise. Such advice becomes doubly important when you are on your period. The body at this time is already working overtime, best to not to add to this work if you can avoid irt.
10. Fatty food
According to Livestrong, foods with high fat can influence your hormones. Avoid foods made with fatty cuts of beef, whole-milk dairy products, and burgers.
2 dead 17 hospitalized after eating Poisoned food at a wedding reception
How the 2 dead 17 hospitalized In Katsina
2 dead 17 hospitalized after eating food served at a wedding in Katsina suspected to have been poisoned. The deceased is 20-year-old Bilkisu Surajo, and Ibrahim Sani, aged 13, both of neighbouring Niger Republic.
The spokesman of the police command in Katsina SP Gambo Isah said already two prime suspects have been arrested. A police report said a 25-year-old man, Musa Suleiman, conspired with Shafa’atu Sirajo, aged 20, to administer a noxious substance, known in Hausa as Zaqami, in food to be served to guests at a wedding.
Both reside at the same address in Ali Yaba village of Mani council area of Katsina. They have been arrested and confessed to being responsible.
A short confessional video released by police showed Shafa’atu admitting to being given rice and a bucket of water by Musa to cook rice for guests. Musa also admitted to giving her the items but did not state his motives.
In another development, On 7th and 9th April, 2020 between midnight and 5am, Operation Puff Adder foiled cattle rustling at Dan-Alhaji and Zamfarawa villages. It arrested a 26-year-old Abubakar Maiunguwa Alti, of Dogon Dutsen Akata Fullani Camp, Batsari council area of Katsina and recovered a herd of cattle. Alti has gained notoriety for banditry after he confessed to having taken part in attacks on villages in Batsari.
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