our plucky heroine (stateofwonder) wrote in vaginapagina,
our plucky heroine

what do you eat during your period?

Hey lovelies! I got my Mirena IUD out earlier this year, and am still getting used to having a period again after not menstruating for about five years. I'd love to be one of those people who is all ecstatic about "moontime" and feeling in tune with nature etc., but really I hate it and feel miserable when I'm bleeding. Looking for ways to relieve the bloating, crampiness, grumpy stomach and general low energy, I googled what to eat that might help.

There was some conflicting advice, but generally this is what I got:
-whole grains
-fresh fruit
-vegetables, especially greens
-beans and other legumes (which personally I avoid because my stomach is easily irritated at this time)

To avoid:
-caffeine (this one is so hard! I need my morning tea to function..)
-dairy products
-overly sugary foods (dark chocolate is ok though, phew)

Seems doable... my boi left some kunde (a local leafy green) and avocado for me, so I think that's going to be my lunch. For those of you who menstruate, what do you eat during your period to make yourselves feel better?

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