5 Foods You Can Eat (without guilt) During Your Period

When it comes to menstruation, we understand that you may have cravings. Unhealthy cravings. Some of them may even include gobbling up that leftover cake in the fridge. Been there, done that.

However, what if you could have access to a sure-shot, trustworthy list of healthy period foods that you can eat without guilt and with pleasure?

Team Be Me is here with this list so that you can always refer to it when you wish for your menstruation after-effects to lessen.

1. Fruits


We know, we know. SO obvious, isn’t it? However, understanding the importance of consuming fruits during your period may make it easier for them to go down your throat.

To start with, water-rich fruits such as watermelon and cucumber help you stay hydrated. Whereas, sweet fruits like apples and pears can mitigate your sugar cravings (goodbye, leftover cake!)

Besides, eating a lot of refined sugars during your period or otherwise may spike your glucose levels. Which, over time, can cause damage to organs, nerves, and blood vessels.

2. Ginger


A cup of ginger tea during your period sounds like a delightful idea, right? Since it has anti-inflammatory properties, ginger can help soothe achy muscles.

CAUTION: don’t consume more than 4 grams of ginger because doing so can cause heartburn and even more stomach aches!

3. Dark chocolate


And so, the plot thickens.

Turns out that not all sweet foods are bad to eat during your period.

Dark chocolate contains iron and magnesium and the latter has been known to help reduce PMS symptoms.

So, whether you’re magnesium-deficient or not, dark chocolate is an enjoyable snack to eat during your period.

4. Nuts


Most nuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, magnesium, and various vitamins.

You can eat nuts on their own or as nut-butters, in nut-based kinds of milk, or include them in your smoothies.

5. Quinoa


Rich in iron, protein, and magnesium, quinoa is a great option for individuals who live a gluten-free lifestyle.

Another fun fact about quinoa that will motivate you to add it to your diet ASAP (period or not) is that it has a low glycemic index.

This means that you are likely to feel full after eating it and have energy for a longer time.

Now that you know the five foods which make your menstruation cycle more bearable, we hope you feel more “Unapologetically YOU” when you wish to eat everything and nothing on “those days”.