Have you ever gone to sleep intending to have a brilliant start the next day and the very next morning your uninvited monthly guest shows up (!!!)? Let’s face it, nobody enjoys their periods, the mood behaviour, the irritation, the multiple body parts in pain, and the cravings, the list goes on and on. So how to get rid of period pain and have a happier cycle!
There are many ways to keep the pain under control. We know the basics like drink water and avoid caffeine, but here are a few unique ways you might not know about:
1) Eat anti-inflammatory foods: Some foods can offer natural relief for cramps and they taste great. Anti-inflammatory foods can help promote blood flow and relax your uterus. Try eating berries, tomatoes, pineapples, and spices like turmeric, ginger, or garlic.
2) Skip the treats: While a brownie or french fries might sound delicious, foods high in sugar, trans fat, and salt can cause bloating and inflammation, which makes muscle pain and cramps worse. Grab a banana or another piece of fruit to fight sugar cravings, or go for unsalted nuts if you want something more savory.
3) Exercise: If you’re in pain, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. But even gentle exercise releases endorphins that make you feel happy, reduce pain and relax your muscles. Fifteen minutes of yoga, light stretching, or walking might be all you need to feel better.
4) Ginger Extracts Herbal Drops: Ginger is classified as a superfood, and has a long history of use in various forms of alternative/traditional medicine. Ginger is also known to reduced menstrual pain and vomiting sensations. Take it with a cup of hot water, or in a glass of juice or just plain tea. Two to three drops and you’re pain-free for the next couple of hours.
That’s how you get rid of period pain, ladies!