Nutrition for Menstrual Health is an essential foundation for long lasting health. Diet plays a large role in determining hormonal and menstrual health.If your body is depleted in nutrients, you will have a difficult time maintaining balance both physically and emotionally.
This is common knowledge of course, but if you "know and don’t do, you don’t know.
We recommend you follow one primary rule when choosing foods; consume foods as close to it’s original source as possible.
There are Iron, B Vitamins and Calcium requirements for Menstrual Health & Menopause
Iron requirements for the loss of blood during menstruation are key. Iron rich foods are meat, fish and poultry, tahini, black strap molasses and raisins. Other non-animal sources of iron are best absorbed along with some vitamin C such as piece of fruit or vegetableand legumes.
Calcium and Magnesium helps your muscles contract and relax, therefor being effective for pain relief.Most women do not consume enough calcium. Eat or drink 3-4 servings of calcium rich products. Almond, rice or oat milk and other foods such as spinach, beans and figs are also good sources.
Licorice Tea helps to smooth the digestionand helps detoxify your liver which will help with constipation and your body metabolize excess hormones such as Estrogen and Progesterone
Royal Jelly is a safe protien full of B Vitamins to help the nervous and endocrine system manage stress
Fish and Flax oils are crucial for brain development and also helps hormone related aches and pains
Avoid caffeine, reduce your intake of coffee, chocolate and tea before and during menstruation. This will help with cysts, PMS symptoms and cramping.
Evening Primrose Oil (1000mg) by Organika is the best remedy to provide Menopausal relief for night sweats and hot flashes. Dosages will vary for the individual.
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