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What to avoid in periods?

During menstruation, it’s a good idea to avoid foods that cause bloating and water retention. Some of the biggest culprits include:

  • Salt. Consuming lots of salt leads to water retention, which can result in bloating. ...
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Red meat
  • Foods you don't tolerate well.

Reducing or cutting out these foods can help alleviate cramps and decrease tension. Instead, try soothing (caffeine-free) ginger or mint teas or hot water flavored with lemon. If you need a sugar fix, snack on fruits such as strawberries or raspberries.

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