So prolly its about time that I share something that deals with the "perks" of being a woman -- her monthly period.
It is one torture that women experience at least every month, and eversince I had my menarche (the very first menstrual flow) I have always been reminded by my Godmother (a Nutritionist) of the food to avoid and one of them are chocolates. Girls usually have mad cravings prior to having their period, Im pretty sure most of you ladies experience this too. Im not a fan of chocolates and indeed, I do get cravings for it whenever my period is coming.
With regard to this, I found an article on Livestrong that basically says everything we need to know about the direct correlation of Chocolates and Menstrual Cramps.
credits : http://www.menstrual-cycle.info
The Cause of Menstrual Cramps
What Causes Chocolate Cravings
Chocolate's Effect on Menstrual Cramps
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Calcium, Not Chocolate
Chocolate and PMS
Original article can be found HERE.
The article says pretty much everything we need to know since I know a lot of girls who crave for chocolates before having their period. So before giving in to that mad craving, its nice to know that it can actually aggravate the discomfort that you might experience. So instead of munching on chocs, try chugging down a glass of milk or yogurt or just take Cal+Mag supplements to help ease the discomfort of menstrual cramps.
Have a great week ahead, Fabulous People!