Women who suffer from PCOD or other fertility issues of a similar kind have a hard time getting their periods on time and have to deal with irregularity in their menstrual cycles. This might usually occur because of hormonal imbalances in the body, followed by fluctuation in estrogen levels. Sometimes this happens due to stress, active workout regime, heavy exercise, overeating, or undue pressure. This irregularity in periods brought about by our body may result in further stress and overthinking, which will turn into a vicious cycle.
The condition of not having menstruation over a long time is called amenorrhea. If a woman does not continuously experience menstruation for over six months, she is said to suffer from this condition. Some of the most significant causes behind this are low or high body weight, chronic ovulation, or stress.
It is well known that apart from having a nutrient-rich balanced diet and regular exercising, there are other options regarding food requirements that will bring your periods close. Every woman wants to have regular and balanced periods. Therefore, maintaining a diet that will help you get regular and timely periods is a necessity. Here are the foods that will help induce your period if consumed during your menstrual cycle.
Coffee, which contains caffeine in higher amounts, is known to increase estrogen levels in the body, thus helping your periods arrive at the earliest. It is also accepted that coffee, consumed even during your periods, is efficient in reducing period cramps. Caffeine is preferred in such situations because of its headache and migraine relieving properties, and is impactful in reducing stress, thus maintaining a healthy cycle.
2. Fruits rich in Vitamin C (and other citrus fruits):
Fruits like mangoes, papaya, and pineapple are said to have a large content of Vitamin C which also help in elevating estrogen levels. One of the exclusive properties of fruits like Pineapple and Papaya is that they produce excessive amounts of heat in the pelvic region that will help the uterus lining to contract and shed blood. Similarly, we have all heard that mango produces heat in the stomach and has a similar effect on the uterus.
Having almonds and walnuts can be a good way to prepare yourself before ‘that time of the month’. Both of these varieties of nuts are rich in fiber and proteins, and their role in inducing internal heat can further be a basis for regulating periods. Eating a handful of these before periods can be good for your health and consequently, your fertility. However, overeating them can harm your overall body temperature and cause stomach and abdominal issues.
Ginger is a natural herb that is known to induce menstrual flow. It causes contractions in the uterus. Ginger is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties and is effective in the stomach and menstrual pain. Ginger is difficult to be eaten raw. Ginger can be consumed by keeping it in warm water and removing it afterwards. This ginger water may be instrumental in the cause. Another way of having ginger is by making ginger tea. One may boil peeled and finely cut ginger in a pan and add tea leaves for this process.
Turmeric is another traditional remedy believed by some to be an emmenagogue. Although scientific research is lacking, its work includes affecting estrogen and progesterone levels. There are many ways to include turmeric in your diet. You can add it to curries, rice, or vegetable dishes. Or you can add it to water or milk with other spices and sweeteners for a warming drink.
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