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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent period irregularities


Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

03rd Mar, 2020. 09:17 am
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Periods irregularity

Irregular periods can be a nightmare for women. Hormonal imbalance, being overweight or underweight and sedentary lifestyle are the top causes of women having irregular periods.

Irregularities in periods can cause weight gain, facial hair, mood swings, bloating, breast tenderness and bloating.

The most effective way to deal with irregular menstruation is by improving your lifestyle, losing weight, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

Also, there are a few superfoods that can induce menstruation.

Superfoods that can induce periods:

Many woman experience delayed or missed periods.

This can be due to hormonal imbalances, stress, medications, weight changes, etc.

Delayed periods can be worrisome and really irritating.

But the good news is you can really induce your menses in a natural way.

Following are the foods you should eat:

1. Vitamin C-rich fruits

Vitamin-C rich foods can be beneficial for inducing menstruation.

Papaya, for instance, is a fruit which consists carotene-that can stimulate oestrogen hormone.

This can in turn prepone periods or induce them.

Pineapple is another Vitamin-C rich fruit which can reduce inflammation-which is also considered to be responsible.

Other Vitamin-c rich fruits include oranges, lemon, kiwi and mangoes.

Eating them regularly can reduce irregularities in periods and even prepone them.

2. Ginger

Ginger is a known emmenagogue. Regular inclusion of ginger in your diet can reduce onset of menstrual irregularities.

You can have grated ginger with a tsp of honey to induce periods.

When you face irregularities in menstruation, make sure you are consuming sufficient ginger.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric is also an emmengagogue which can stimulate blood flow in uterus and pelvic region.

It has has antispasmodic effect on the body, which expands uterus and induces menstruation.

To reduce menstrual irregularities, drink haldi doodh or turmeric latte regularly.

4. Beetroots

Beetroot is a powerhouse of iron, calcium and folic acid amongst others.

This vegetable can reduce water retention and bloating, something which women commonly experience during menstruation cycle.

Beetroots are very effective to induce menstruation.

So, if irregular periods are giving you a hard time, try these superfoods.

However, note that these eating these superfoods might only help in inducing periods but they are not a remedy or treatment for irregularity.

Delayed menstrual cycle is caused because of an underlying medical condition, should be diagnosed and treated by a gynaecologist.

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