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5 foods you should avoid during your period

Avoiding certain foods during your periods may help reduce those uncomfortable monthly symptoms.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Published : August 4, 2020 5:53 PM IST

Painful Periods

Reduces PMS Symptoms: Apple cider vinegar may also help treat a variety of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms like bloating, water retention, cramping, headaches, irritability and fatigue. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and a little honey into a glass of water and stir well. Drink this solution once or twice daily.


Alcohol: As it is pro-inflammatory in the body, alcohol can affect your blood sugar and fluid levels, which in turn can disrupt your appetite, increasing your cravings. , Alcohol can also affect your mood as well as leave you feeling bloated.

Fried Foods

Fried foods: A study by the Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, suggested that fried foods can cause inflammation and increase pain during your period.

Salty Foods Can Cause Dehydration

Salty foods: High sodium intake can disturb the body's water balance and also lead to dehydration. This is because salt is hygroscopic in nature or in simpler words, absorbs water in your body and could also lead to water retention and bloating. Go easy on your intake of junk food, which usually has extremely high sodium levels. Also Read - Menstrual Hygiene Day: Agra House Helper Shares Her Fight Against Shame And Silence

Ultra Processed Food

Processed & salty foods: As these foods are often high in sodium, it may leave you feeling even more bloated, sluggish and uncomfortable. Avoid foods that come in a package.