Diet during Menstruation

Diet during Menstruation

In Ancient India, menstruations were considered very sacred.
Women rested during these 3 to 5 days; they didn’t cook, they didn’t go out, they just relaxed and rested, as the body during menstruation goes through a lot.

But in modern civilizations, many women believe that menstruation is something dirty. Also, in this fast-paced world, women are not allowed to rest and take care of their diet. Because the body during menstruation is going through a cleansing and detoxifying process, you should take care of what you eat.

According to Ayurveda, during menstruation women should completely avoid:

  • Fried food
  • Very spicy food
  • Oily food
  • Fatty food
  • Eggs
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Raw and cold food

Simple food is best during these days, especially if you have stomach cramps, lower back pain, headaches and if you are more emotional. Nausea, vomiting, an upset stomach, gas, and constipation are normal during menstruation and also depends on what your body and mind and gone through during the entire month.

“Your diet needs to be very simple during menstruation, with lots of vegetables; avoid eating salads at night, as they could cause gas and increase Vata.”

Gagori Mitra

During menstruation, the key is to keep it very simple:-

  • Make vegetable soups
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Drink fresh seasonal fruit juices
  • Eat boiled vegetables with couscous or rice
  • Make lentil soup
  • Cook porridge

15 days before menstruation, soak 8-10 almonds overnight, peel the skin and eat them in the morning, before breakfast; this will relieve the menstrual pain. Avoid exercising or yoga during menstruation. Keep in mind that your body is going through a specific and intense process. Take care of your body and adjust your diet to your body’s cycles. You’ll see the changes for yourself.

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About the Author: Gagori Mitra

As the co-founder of Aithein, Gagori is a highly experienced and practiced Bodywork expert. For her, the connection of the body, its senses, mind and soul is a way of life. She imparts her knowledge and philosophy with a deep understanding and through her personal experience over the years.

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