Ladies! It's that time of the month again and we know you dread this uncomfortable feeling. As normal as it is for any healthy woman to go through, for some it's not a walk in the park.
We are not medical experts here at All Kurma though we can, however, offer some benefits of how dates fruit and science-can-proof remedies will help you ease and control such symptoms with one of nature's best remedies - DATES!
But first, let's take a look inside the body and learn more about the menstruation cycle. Menstruation begins in a female's life as a sign of puberty, it simply means "My body is going through physical and hormonal changes".
When the hormones work harmoniously together it ensures that you will have a healthy and normal flow during that period (pun much?) of the month. However, when your hormones go haywire, that's when you'll experience some pains, cramps and mood swings.
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Don't let your period cramp up your style, ladies! Although cramps are generally harmless and mostly do not pose any medical threats, they can affect your day-to-day activities. Whether you're at school or work, going shopping or working out, cramps can make you feel uncomfortable. In some cases, they are literally, quite a pain!
So we suggest, before you go to sleep AND first thing in the morning, warm up a glass of milk. Not boil it, just simply warm it up a little or you may spoil the nutrients in the milk. Add some crushed pitted dates; we suggest either the Medjool dates or the Deglet Nour dates for their sweet and soft texture.
Although this may not serve as a medicine, it does give you some comfort before you head in and also to sail through menstruation in the coming days.
When symptoms related to menstruation happen, some women may become ‘emotional'. Not aggressive as the original idiom ‘Come out swinging' suggests, just a little bit ‘hormonal' because of the fact that it's caused by the ups and downs of hormone secretion during those red flag days. This hormonal horror can also cause physical changes such as bloating, fatigue, hair loss, breakouts, just to name a few.
Did you know that high content of magnesium in dates acts as a natural mood enhancer? In fact, dates also contain tryptophan (similar to the one our brain has) that produces serotonin, a known "happy hormone".
If you're already on a daily date fruit diet, keep the good habit going. Just try to divide your daily intake to last the entire day. A handful for breakfast, as this is the most important meal of the day. A couple of dates during lunch, a couple more during tea time and for dinner, 2 or 3 dates should suffice.
Some women, who go through heavy flows during menstruation, may suffer slight anaemia, a medical condition that occurs when the body does not produce enough red cells to replace the old ones.
If you read this article by Healthline, you will see that most of the nutrients listed to help the body replaces red blood cells can mostly be found in dates including protein, iron, copper, folic acid, Vitamin B12 and many more.
Another plus point is during menstruation it is easier for the body to retain water (yes, that explains the weight gain), dates contain less moisture compared with other beneficial fruits. So, you don't have to work out extra to lose the weight. Of course you need to keep your exercise routine in check, period or not!
So afterall, our beloved dates fruit are indeed a fruit of wonders. Happy Sharing.
Now that you've gotten your dose of upDates! Till our next date, Eat Fresh and Stay Well, only from All Kurma.