What to eat when you have your period

October 8, 2009

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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