7 Nights Of Dinners To Get You Through Your Period
Cramps, bloating, energy slumps: periods are hell and we hate them. But what you eat can help. You can prep all or part of these dinners ahead (y'know, in one of those wonderful non-period weeks when you actually have the energy for stuff like cooking, and standing up). Then when Aunt Flo comes to town (blehhh), start each day with coffee (to reduce bloating), multigrain toast topped with avocado (that's carbs to satisfy your cravings, fibre to help tackle that whole monthly digestive system weirdness, and vitamin E which may help with period pain) and a banana for magnesium (yep, bloating again). Aim to eat little, often and healthily throughout the day: cut back on sugar and dairy, in favour of leafy vegetables, fresh and dried fruit, and water. Then come home, change into your comfiest PJs and enjoy one of these comforting, iron-rich meals in front of a Gilmore Girls marathon.