Menstrual cramps, which causes pain & discomfort in the abdomen in women, affect around 50% of women having their periods.
The cramps are caused when chemicals known as prostaglandins are released by the body. The release of the prostaglandins causes a contraction of the uterus, which in turn results in cramps.
To get rapid relief for menstrual cramps, other than using over the counter painkillers, why not try out these seven great home remedies, which are proven to work effectively, and just as quickly as painkillers.
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It’s a new year, and for a lot of people it is an opportunity to hit the reset button and start all over again—especially when it comes to their fitness and health. One of the most common new year’s resolution of many is their promise to take better care of their bodies, watch their diet and exercise regularly. Listing them down maybe fun and encouraging, but majority find that sticking to these yearly changes very difficult.
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Naturally high-fiber foods are key when it comes to getting your nutrients and not hearing your stomach grumble an hour later. You should aim to include a fiber source in every meal and snack.
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Seeds aren’t just fun to eat, they’re healthy in a surprising number of ways! Below are the four seeds Laura Jeffers (MEd, RD, LD) recommends to boost your nutrition.
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«There’s a scientific reason women jones for junk food in the days preceding and during that time of the month. Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone—the main reproductive hormones—plummet in the days leading up to your period and remain low for the first few days of it, according to gynecologist Rebecca Booth, M.D., author of “The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle…at Any Age.”
“This sharp decline in hormones results in falling levels of mood-supporting brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, causing cravings for foods that elevate them, like chocolate (dopamine) and starchy foods (serotonin),” explains Dr. Booth.»
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Almonds, and cashews, and hazelnuts, oh my! Almost every type of nut pack a nutritional punch. And here’s a bonus: Eating nuts high in unsaturated fats as part of a healthy diet can be good for your heart, too!
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Full of nutrients, protein and antioxidants. There are some fruits, grains and vegetables we should eat, if not everyday, but at least once a week!
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