PHOTOS: 7 foods to eat on your period to reduce menstrual cramps

Updated: Sep 01, 2018 12:42 IST

Menstrual pain can make women dread that time of the month. But by including certain foods in your diet, you can reduce menstrual cramps considerably. It includes foods such as watermelon, yoghurt, chamomile tea, oranges, nuts, salmon and dark chocolate. (Shutterstock)

Yoghurt is rich in calcium and is good for your bones. It balances your calcium levels during your period. Since it is good for your gut, it also offers relief from bloating. (Shutterstock)

Chamomile tea relieves muscle spasms and reduces severity of menstrual cramps. It also helps reduce irritability caused by hormonal shifts. (Shutterstock)

Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which relaxes muscles, and relieves menstrual pain. It also contains anti-inflammatory fats. (Shutterstock)

Dark chocolate is a good source of magnesium which can help you deal with moods swings, and make you feel happy by regulating serotonin levels. (Shutterstock)

Oranges are good sources of potassium, much like bananas, and can prevent water retention and bloating. A lack of potassium causes cramping, so oranges are a good way to replenish the stock. (Shutterstock)

Whether it is peanuts or walnuts, nuts are a good source of magnesium and vitamins. Magnesium regulates serotonin, the feel-good chemical in your brain and reduced bloating. Walnuts are also a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids. (Shutterstock)

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