KALE & YOUR PERIOD
HOW KALE AND LEAFY GREENS HELP PERIOD SYMPTOMS
Ladies, today we’re going to talk about your favorite time of the month, your menstruation cycle, or as you like to call it, your moon time. Male readers, don’t go running as this is important for you to know also! If you have a lady in your life (maybe daughter, sister, wife, girlfriend) and you want to be supportive, pay attention.
Did you know that foods you eat before your period can affect premenstrual syndrome PMS symptoms? If you have suffered from it, you know how rough it can be. From the cramping, bloating mood swings, and hunger it is easy to get overwhelmed and feel like there is nothing you can do. The good news is that by making a few lifestyle adjustments, it is possible to experience decreased and fewer PMS symptoms through the help of kale and few other leafy greens.
Kale is one of the most underrated foods that are in the world. Many people don't even know what it is and even those who do will not find it so easy to recognize it when they see it. This is a shame because Kale has many health benefits. Especially in today's modern world with menstrual period symptoms, it is important to include such superfoods as Kale in our diets on a regular basis.
Kale and most of these leafy greens are full of calcium which has been proved to help relieve menstrual cramps. As well, they contain high quantities of vitamin E, B6, and magnesium, which also provide energy to the body to fight off stomach pains. If your moon time is extra painful, increase your intake of greens. Toss them into smoothies, eat them raw, make salads, steamed, roasted and however, you’d love it! The opportunities are endless.
Leafy greens are great ideas during your period. They can help with pains by contributing calcium, which helps to relieve muscle tension that triggers the pain. Greens also absorb and eliminate prostaglandins, hormone like compounds that can cause menstrual pain. Leafy greens contain fiber, and they’re also high in magnesium and calcium, two minerals that are known to improve premenstrual symptoms.
When you lose blood, you're wasting Iron, and that needs to be replenished. Spinach is one of the best sources of Iron on the planet. Iron helps to rebuild the blood and muscles and will help with energy levels as well. Spinach is also a rich source that contributes to balancing blood sugar levels and hormones, keeping you feeling more balanced and grounded.
Just as eating the wrong kinds of foods can worsen symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), eating the right kinds of food can prevent them. Now you know why you must have the healthy and nutritious green vegetables in your diet. Kale, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, are few healthy vegetables that help period symptoms.