What not to eat during period


Menstruation and its symptoms
Many women experience unpleasant symptoms when they get their period. Following a certain diet can reduce these symptoms, while certain foods can make things worse. These symptoms include:
Abdominal cramps
nausea, etc.

During menstruation, your body feels an imbalance in hormones, and the reason for this is blood loss, and for this reason, you need to eat foods containing fiber and protein, which include prohibited and harmful foods for this period.

Processed foods

Foods that are high in chemicals, such as canned foods, processed meats, and dairy products, worsen the feeling of bloating and excess water in the body. These foods also contain high salt, which is harmful especially during menstruation.


Harmful chocolates and snacks


If you have a sweet tooth, you can satisfy it through fruits. You definitely don’t have to buy sweet and factory snacks that are not only not good for you, but also cause gas and bloating.


Spicy foods


If your period or menstruation is heavy, you must be very tired, heavy bleeding and a lot of pain. Spicy foods can increase your bloating and gas. Although you don’t have to remove them completely. Natural organic spices such as fresh pepper also have anti-cancer substances and are beneficial for the body. Spices such as fennel, coriander, cardamom and saffron can help your digestion and reduce the pains of this period.

Do not drink caffeine

Consumption of caffeinated drinks increases stomach acid, these drinks are not suitable during menstruation and for irritable stomach.


Coffee increases blood flow and heart rate, which worsens menstrual and period pains. If you have a regular habit of drinking coffee, be sure to choose an alternative during this time.

Iron is a mineral that performs several important functions, one of the main of which is to carry oxygen throughout the body as part of red blood cells. Iron is an essential nutrient, which means you must get it from food. If your intake is insufficient to replace the amount of iron you lose each day, you may be iron deficient.
Iron deficiency can cause anemia and symptoms such as fatigue. Menstruating women who do not consume iron-rich foods such as spinach, nuts, and dates fruit are at high risk for iron deficiency.
Fruits rich in water such as watermelon and cucumber help a lot in providing water to the body (keeping the body hydrated). Eating sweet fruits will satisfy your craving for sweets. The use of sugary substances causes a sharp rise and fall in blood sugar and makes you feel weak.
Green leafy vegetables
A decrease in iron levels during menstruation is a normal occurrence, especially if you are bleeding heavily. Iron deficiency causes excessive fatigue, body aches and confusion. Green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and kale compensate for the body’s lost iron. Spinach also has a lot of magnesium.