Most women dread the “that time of the month”, Some women breeze through their period every month hassle-free. They have virtually no symptoms of PMS, bleed only lightly and snapchat like it’s spring break!
For the rest of us, periods can feel like the world is ending; you feel totally lousy, you snap at your boyfriend for no good reason, feel chocolate is the most important food group and you cry at those cute little kitten memes. Not cool!
Although you might dread the arrival of ‘aunty flow’, try to find solace in knowing that getting your period means that everything is working fine – your body is healthy and your hormones are doing their thing – just as nature intended.
So here’s a little survival kit – a guide for making your period a whole lot less miserable and empower you to conquer the world!
(1)The right feminine hygiene period products for your body:
It’s important you feel ultra comfortable and protected during your period and our leak proof period and light bladder leak undies are ideal for light and medium flow days, spotting or as a backup when using a menstrual cup.
How do Modibodi patented undies work? It’s our exclusive Modifier Technology that draw moisture and fluid away from your body and locks it into the gusset, keep you dry and leak-free!
Ideal for use throughout your period and overnight for the ultimate protection or in conjunction with a menstrual cup, Modibodi's period underwear are the most sustainable and
(2) Easing back & period pain:
Jazmin Belle Heat packs are our go to, to help us with aches and pains during our period. There’s one for the front, your back and even your eyes for the ultimate in relaxation!
Magnesium bath salts work great too, just ½ a cup full a couple times that week will help your muscles relax and tension ease.
(3) Wholesome Foods such as……..
BANANAS AND PUMPKIN SEEDS: MAGNESIUM
Pumpkin seeds can help alleviate water retention, and mood swings due to its magnesium content, and its ability to regulate serotonin levels. Bananas are known to be rich sources of potassium, but also have a high magnesium content. This fruit is known to be a natural sleep aid since it contains melatonin that helps regulate the body’s natural rhythms, and provide a good night’s rest. Pain and sleep is a vicious cycle as pain interrupts sleep, and a lack of sleep makes pain worse. Eating bananas could help combat both.
QUINOA: VITAMIN B
Quinoa has recently become the new health food superstar since it is rich in proteins containing all nine essential amino acids, and twice as much fiber as most other grains. The complex carbohydrate can help regulate mood swings, and stimulate energy production since its high in iron and vitamin B12. A 2010study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found those who followed a low-carb diet were more prone to being depressed, anxious, or angry than those who consumed whole grains on a daily basis. It is believed carbs promote the production of serotonin — the feel-good brain chemical — which helps carb eaters feel happier and more energized than their counterparts.
SALMON: OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Salmon, and other fish are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids that not only have heart benefits, but can also provide menstrual relief. A 1996 study published in Obstetricians and Gynecology found women who received a daily dose of 6 grams of fish oil, providing 1,080 milligrams (mg) of EPA, and 720 mg of DHA, had experienced significantly less menstrual pain while taking the fish oil supplements. The women were between the ages of 15 to 18, and took these pills over the course of two months.
RAW CACAO: IRON, ZINC, VITAMINS, MAGNESIUM
They don’t call this baby a superfood for no reason. It’s jam packed full of ultra goodness and tastes amazing! With 4 times the antioxidants of regular Cacao, it's a great treat and will make you will good on the inside!