An eating plan rich in fresh vegetables (5 serves per day), fruit, nuts and seeds, low-fat dairy foods, legumes and eggs as well as whole grains such as brown, basmati, doongara rice; traditional oats; buckwheat flour; spelt, barley and quinoa will help you feel energised throughout your period. Also aim to minimize salty or highly processed foods which could worsen bloating.
Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are essential menstrual health staples, packed full of essential vitamins, minerals, and iron that can help combat fatigue and weakness associated with periods.
Tinned or fresh pineapple are among the best choices to fight period fatigue. Pineapples contain an enzyme known as bromelain that relaxes muscles - perfect for relieving cramps and aches!
Registered dietician Linda Booth recommends avocado as a perfect food to consume when feeling weak during periods, because of its abundant omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, magnesium potassium and vitamin B6 content - providing an abundance of essential mood enhancing vitamins that may even reduce prostaglandins which contribute to period cramps.
As everyone's bodies differ, the best way to manage your symptoms is speaking to your GP; however, making a few simple changes to your diet may help restore energy levels and restore your vitality.