What to Eat on Your Period

by SheKnows
Oct 11, 2010 at 8:55 p.m. ET
Apricots are great way to get your complex carbs during your period.

1 /9: Broccoli

1/9 :Broccoli

Broccoli will help your body gain calcium.

2 /9: Green Beans

2/9 :Green Beans

Magnesium-rich green beans are great to eat while you're on your period

3 /9: Carrots

3/9 :Carrots

Carrots are packed with Vitamin B, an essential vitamin that promotes liver function which will reduce heavy flow during your period. A great trick on a summer beach day.

4 /9: Red apples

4/9 :Red apples

Bloating is one of the worst parts of a period. To fight floating add red apples into your diet. They increase liver function which reduces bloating and gas. And, they taste good!

5 /9: Salmon

5/9 :Salmon

Salmon is a super food that has countless benefits. The omega-3 found in salmon sustains hormone function so you can maintain your sex drive while on your period.

6 /9: Pineapple

6/9 :Pineapple

This sweet fruit contains bromelaine which will relax your muscles naturally and give you instant relief from cramps. That is all a girl really want during her time of the month.

7 /9: Spinach

7/9 :Spinach

Spinach contains a bunch of vitamins you should incorporate into your diet, but most importantly vitamin B6 and E will help fight bloating and cramps during your period. Make it the base of a delicious salad and you'll feel better in no time!

8 /9: Sesame seeds

8/9 :Sesame seeds

Do you get killer cramps during your time of the month? Eat some sesame seeds. They're full of calcium which will reduce your cramps and help build your bones.

9 /9: Celery

9/9 :Celery

Celery is a quick way to reduce fluid retention on the days you feel bloated and swollen. Dip the celery in peanut butter and you have a healthy snack to eat during your period.