What to eat when you have your period

October 8, 2009
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Think chocolate is the only way forward when it’s “that” time of the month? Try this food plan and you’ll feel a world of difference!


  • Have fruit and yoghurt topped with home-made muesli with a cup of peppermint tea. Peppermint is perfect for an upset stomach.

  • Whole-grain cereal topped with banana slices and skim milk with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a cup of peppermint tea.


  • Peanut butter sandwich on whole-grain bread. Some baby carrots and dried apricots to snack on after.

  • Chicken salad with lettuce and tomato on whole-grain bread. Finish with an orange and cup of chamomile tea.


  • Baked sweet potato topped with low-fat plain yoghurt and tuna with green tossed salad in sunflower oil.

  • Stir-fried pork, pear and spinach (pork and spinach are very high in B6) with steamed brown rice.


  • Banana

  • Decaf latte

  • Dried apricots

  • Unsalted peanuts

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