During your period your body sheds its uterine lining. This natural process can cause bothersome symptoms, from depressive moods and irritability to painful cramps, breast tenderness and bloating.
Avoiding certain things leading up to and during your period may help alleviate some of your discomfort.
1. Avoid drinking tea
You will experience uncontrollable heavy flow at the most unsuitable time due to the tannins tea contains.
2. Avoid drinking cooling herbal tea
As a whole, Chinese believe that ladies should avoid taking cooling food and drinks during menstruation. So herbal tea and drinks like barley or chrysanthemum tea should be avoided.
Eating fruits like pineapples and water melons are considered a big no-no during that time of the month. Both fruits are considered “cooling” and will increase the menstrual flow.
4. Avoid eating chilled fruits, desserts and drinks
Ice creams, chilled desserts, canned drinks, etc are not to be taken if you are on your period because they would cause cramps.
5. Avoid washing your hair
Washing your hair everyday would increase menstrual cramps.
6. Avoid bathing in cold water
Besides avoiding cold food and drinks, one should also avoid bathing in cold water.
7. Avoid exercising
Avoid strong, vigorous movement or exercise during menstruation as it might aggravate cramps or cause heavier flow.
Source: Artikulo News