Ugh! Period cramps can be so intense and have us bending over in pain. Sometimes it feels like nothing will get rid of the discomfort. There is no magic pill to eradicate these pesky period cramps but keep reading for suggested drinks that can help to ease period cramps.
DRINKS THAT HELP WITH PERIOD CRAMPS
As talking about periods have become more normalise and tips and tricks are shared amongst friends you probably are aware that hydration during this time of the month is key to help with bloating and cramps but do you know which drinks are best?
We all know that six to eight glasses of water a day is recommended for hydration and overall body functionality but are you aware of the importance of water during your period?
Water can reduce bloating during your period and alleviate some of the pain caused by cramps. Water can increase blood flow throughout your body and relax your muscles.
Enjoy a cup of worm or hot water as hot liquids increase blood flow to your skin and may relax cramped muscles, which leads to an ease in cramps.
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Ginger has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties which helps with pain and bloating.
Ginger has been linked to reducing menstrual flow and balancing hormones.
Ginger has relaxing effect on your muscles, which can help you experience less cramping.
Hint: Ginger is a good coffee replacement as it can energize you.
3. CHAMOMILE TEA
Although chamomile tea is often used to help you drift off to sleep it is beneficial for easing period cramps. Chamomile contains glycine which is a chemical used for reducing muscle spasms and relaxing nerves.
For the full effect of chamomile tea on cramps it is recommended to start drinking one week leading up to your period.
DRINKS TO AVOID WHILE YOU HAVE CRAMPS
Sometimes, the drinks you choose can make your cramps worse. Here’s two sure drinks to avoid while you’re experiencing cramps.
A glass of wine after a long day of work is lovely but not while on your period. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it increases urination and can cause dehydration. And being dehydrated can make cramps worse.
Caffeine narrows blood vessels, slowing the flow of blood. This causes less oxygen to reach the uterus and results in cramps.
Coffee can also cause inflammation and bloating, adding to the worsen of cramps.
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