5 foods to eliminate period pain according to celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar

Updated on: 27 March 2021, 14:28 pm IST

Period cramps can really take over your life, isn’t it ladies? Worry not, celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar recommends adding these foods to your diet for period pain relief.

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Manage your period pain with these foods. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Ladies, we all know how hard periods can be. You might experience bloating, headaches, major cravings, anxiety, heaviness, mood swings, and well, PERIOD PAIN. The cramps are likely to drive you crazy, and for a fact, we know some women experience more pain than others. Not only does that make you feel conscious, but also interferes with your day-to-day life. 

But the good news is there are certain foods that can offer period pain relief. That’s why we’ve got celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, who has suggested certain foods to reduce aches, pain, cramps, migraine, nausea, mood swings, etc, during PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) or period pain.

Here are five foods that you can include in your diet for period pain relief says Rujuta Diwekar: 

1. Soaked raisins and kesar first in the morning

You should consume soaked raisins and kesar (saffron) in the morning, but on an empty stomach. She recommends using black raisins, because it is a traditional remedy to ease period pain and control excessive bleeding. Kesar, on the other hand, helps in reducing PMS symptoms and period pain.

2. Ghee with all meals

Include at least one teaspoon of ghee in your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It will not only help you ease nausea and period cramps, but will also enhance your gut health.

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Ease period pain naturally with ghee. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Dahi rice with legumes for lunch with fried papad

You can add curd rice with legumes to your period diet, in order to manage period pain and cramps. It is because curd contains calcium, and rice is rich in magnesium and thiamine. The combination will provide you with energy to combat period pain.

4. Handful of peanuts or cashews

She recommends consuming peanuts or cashews, which are known to help manage menstrual pain. Also, she suggests consuming jaggery to curb sugar cravings and mood swings.

5. Khichdi or rajgira/ kuttu for dinner

Lastly, she recommends eating khichdi for dinner to deal with period pain, nausea, cramps, mood swings, and other PMS symptoms. Also, when it comes to whole grains, Rujuta advises consuming rajgira or kuttu, which can improve the health of your ovaries and reproductive system.


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