Almost every month, women who are reaching puberty had the name of menstruation. At the time of menstruation, many women will experience pain in your lower abdomen. The nature and degree of pain varies. Ranging from mild to severe.
Pain during my period / Menstruation is very disturbing for the women. But that's what happened. In each month, periodically a normal woman would have the reproductive period or menstrulasi.
There are dizziness, nausea, fatigue, abdominal pain, and some even fainted. Abdominal pain that is felt is actually caused by contractions of the uterus to remove the endometrium is also influenced by the hormone prostaglandin. We also feel bad because of the hormones estrogen and progesterone have a balance disorder before menstruation. If the pain is bearable, it still can be called normal. But if fainting or severe pain, up to disrupt our activities, it should be suspected of.
The wrong foods can affect the severity and duration of pre-menstrual and menstrual cramps are painful. The most common cause of menstrual cramps is a prostaglandin, a type of chemical that occurs naturally in the body that regulates muscle tension.
Limiting foods high in sugar and salt can also reduce bloating and mood swings. In addition to modifying the diet, one of the most important thing you can do is increase the level of activity.
Here are some foods that should be avoided when you are menstruating, as reported by Livestrong, Monday (5/28/2012):
A. BrownAvoid caffeine in foods such as chocolate, tea, soda and coffee during the menstrual cycle. Caffeine constricts blood vessels and makes your body dehydrated, which can cause headaches and can increase the anxiety during the menstrual period, causing menstrual discomfort.
2. Dairy productsMilk containing arachadonic acid
which can increase the production of prostaglandins. Because prostaglandins are released into the body, the uterus responds by causing cramps or spasms.
Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids can inhibit the release of prostaglandins. Thus, eating salmon, flaxseed and walnuts can actually help relieve menstrual cramps.
3. Processed foodsReduce intake of sodium or salt
will reduce water retention and bloating. Avoid
canned foods, processed foods such as canned
meat and cheese products, sauces and MSG
as well as any packaged foods that contain
sodium 200 mg or more per serving.
4. FriedHigh-fat foods such as meat, full fat dairy
fried foods and oils increased levels of estrogen in
body. Changes in estrogen can cause dramatic
changes in the uterus and cause cramping and pain.