Your guide to eating well during your period


Unlocking the secret to menstrual health extends beyond the realm of period products. Delve deeper, and you'll discover that what you eat wields a profound impact on your well-being as well. Of course, cravings follow PMS and are also deeply connected to your menstrual health. While embracing our comforting, rash-free, and leak-proof period underwear is undeniably liberating, sustaining hormonal equilibrium may require redoing your menu.


So, here’s an illuminating guide to nourishing your body with the power of food during your menstrual journey.



Fruits are great for your menstrual health

It goes without saying that hydration is the key! Consuming enough water and water-rich fruits like watermelon, strawberries, oranges and cucumbers will help. Additionally, the sweeter your fruits, the better they might be at satisfying your sugar cravings as you PMS during your menstrual cycle.




Eat your veggies: the better carbs for your menstrual health

Don’t be scared of carbs, girls! Just replace the pasta with delicious, colourful veggies and fermented vegetables. You can also maintain the hormonal cycle of your period by consuming iron through leafy, green vegetables. We’re talking Kale, Spinach, Mustard Greens and more.



Dark chocolate for your cravings

Delicious! If you’re PMS-ing, don’t skimp on the chocolate. It’s actually quite good for you. Dark chocolate is rich in magnesium and iron which help ease your PMS symptoms. It may also help ease menstrual cramps due to its high magnesium content. Even 100 grams of dark chocolate contains almost 58 percent of your recommended daily intake of magnesium.



Omega-good diet for your menstrual health

Omega-3 fatty acids are magicthey replenish your protein levels. If you consume meat, opt for fish and seafood during your periods, if not, then add nuts to your daily diet—they also contain a variety of other nutrients. Consider eating Chia Seeds and Flax Seeds as your binge-worthy snacks.


As a final note, let’s reiterate how at Mahina, we passionately believe in better menstrual health be it with our period underwear or by taking care of every aspect of your life. This includes your diet too. Plenty of hydration, proteins, iron, magnesium and leafy greens are crucial to taking those necessary steps towards better period health. We care about your well-being, so we’d also recommend taking your allergies and medical conditions into account before following our advice. Always speak to a professional medical practitioner in case of anything serious.