Research shows these foods reduce menstrual cramps

A dietary shift may provide some comfort for the many girls and women who suffer from excruciating menstrual cramps, according to a new study.
From what was gleaned from the literature review, it appears that consuming items like coffee, red meat, processed meals, and those rich in omega-6 fatty acids, like nuts, can amplify the experience of discomfort. Meanwhile, the paper presented at the annual meeting of The North American Menopause Society found that eating meals like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and those strong in omega-3 fatty acids, like fish, reduced cramping.
"This began out as a hunt for something to alleviate my own discomfort," said research author Serah Sannoh, who was an undergraduate at Rutgers University when working on the project and is now a first-year medical student at Temple University's Lewis Katz School of Medicine. I realised that my suffering was shared by others.
"As many as 90% of adolescent girls endure menstruation pain," Sannoh stated. She said she's noticed that many college students eat things that can make menstruation cramps worse. Among teenage women, "coffee consumption is high," and "processed meals are widely available on campus."
Sannoh searched the scientific literature for studies that looked at how nutrition affected menstruation pain and discovered five that she could use in her research.
According to Sannoh, these research imply that eating specific foods can promote inflammation and, in turn, menstruation pain. We can get some of the nutrients we need from meals high in omega-6 fatty acids, but it's important to counteract that by eating plenty of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids as well.
Included in the group of foods known to cause inflammation were:
 -An Excess of Red Meat
- Prepared meals
- Sugar
- Products baked with refined flour
 It was found that the following foods had the potential to reduce inflammation:
-Raw produce
- Fish
- Nuts
- Seeds
-Olive oil
-An oil extracted from flax seeds

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