7. Watch your diet!
As you might have noticed thus far, some foods intensify the pain of menstrual cramps while others seem to have a soothing effect. The key is to watch your diet and only take in food that helps with the pain while avoiding those that increase its severity. It becomes tricky when you begin craving excessively salty, sugary, or fatty foods when you are on your periods. Salty food, for instance, dehydrates the body hence bloating; therefore, avoid salted potato chips, doughnuts, and the likes.
It is important to increase your intake of anti-inflammatory food like squash tomatoes, cherries, blueberries, and bell peppers among others. Fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids are also ideal in dealing with menstrual cramps. Also increase your intake of calcium-rich food like beans, dark leafy greens, and almonds. While at it, avoid alcohol, carbonated beverages, caffeine, and as earlier mentioned- salty and fatty foods.