Menstrual cycle is accompanied with distressful cramps and mood swings so it is important to eat healthy during this period

Due to frequent mood changes, women often crave for their favourite junk food a lot while on periods

However, it is necessary to keep in mind that staying away from unhealthy food options during menstruation is good for the body

As fatigue and dehydration occurs more during menstruation, unhealthy food items can only upset our body more making us highly prone to sickness

Some of the food items that you should avoid during menstruation-

Processed Food

There isn’t any food better than homemade or ghar ka khana during periods as fast food, ready-to-eat food packets can cause excessive discomfort to the already distressed body


Stay away from alcohol during periods as it can cause bloating and further worsen menstrual symptoms.

Red Meat

Red meat is a very harmful food item to consume during periods as it contains acids that make the prostate glands very active and increases pain

High salty food

Excessive sodium intake can only worsen menstrual cramps so try to add less salt in your meals during periods


It is better to stay away from coffee and its many versions during periods as high caffeine can only worsen the distressful cramps further