Period pain? PMS? Heavy or irregular periods? Chronic inflammation may be brewing in your body. Add these super anti-inflammatory foods to counter it.
If you experience period pain, PMS, or heavy or irregular periods, you may have some kind of chronic inflammation in your body.
Let’s take period pain as an example.
A common cause of menstrual cramps is a high level of prostaglandins in the body. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances produced at various places in the body in response to tissue damage or infection.
Prostaglandins are also involved in regulating the contraction and relaxation of the muscles in the uterus, thereby facilitating menstruation and the induction of labor.
When there’s some kind of infection, injury, or chronic disease, the body will naturally produce a higher amount of prostaglandins, which can cause…
- Heavy, excessive bleeding
- Excessive uterine muscle contractions and period pain
- The formation of blood clots to try to heal the damage, resulting in blood blots in the menstrual blood.
- Inflammation, fever or pain as part of the healing process, producing a wide range of PMS symptoms.
Top 10 Anti-inflammatory Foods
So it’s important to try to reduce unnecessary inflammation in the body in order to ease period pain, PMS, or heavy or irregular periods. You can do so by adding some anti-inflammatory foods in your diet.
Here are the top 10 anti-inflammatory foods:
1. Wild Alaskan Salmon,
kombu, wakame, spirulina, or other green algae rich in chlorophyll.
3. Extra virgin olive oil,
or flax seed oil.
4. Cruciferous vegetables,
such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage and cauliflower, which improve estrogen metabolism.
For a concentrated dosage, take Dim-Plus.
blackberries or other fruits loaded with anti-oxidants.
You can eat them fresh, or have freeze dried berries as snack.
which contains a natural anti-inflammatory compound and is said to have the same effect as over-the-counter pain relievers (but without their side effects).
Don’t cook much? No worries. Take a turmeric supplement instead.
helps reduce inflammation and control blood sugar.
It comes in supplement form as well.
is also an excellent spice that helps reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar, and help the body fight infection.
9. Green tea,
helps fight free radicals and reduce the risks of certain cancers.
10. Sweet Potatoes,
are rich in beta-carotene, manganese, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, and can help heal inflammation in the body.
Don’t they sound delicious? And they are so good for you, too. I encourage you to incorporate these anti-inflammatory foods into your regular meals.
Check out The Anti-inflammatory Diet and Action Plans.
I’m going to pick a recipe for my dinner tonight. Yum!