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Can you eat eggs during menstruation?

Menstruation or the menstrual cycle is often associated with muscle cramps. These muscle spasms cause discomfort and various types of body pain

Certain foods are said to reduce pain and discomfort. And certain types of food can make the pain worse. So many women believe in avoiding certain foods for those four or five days a month.

But can you eat eggs during menstruation? If you’re an egg lover and wondering whether or not you can eat eggs on your period, read on to find out.

Menstruation is a painful phase for any woman as many changes occur in the body due to hormonal fluctuations. Most women suffer from cramps, back pain, mood swings, nausea, and other similar conditions during the menstrual cycle. In such a situation, it is recommended to pay attention to your diet, as some foods can aggravate the cramps.

Luckily, eggs don’t come that way. It is a myth that eggs should not be eaten during menstruation.

Did you know that eggs are a storehouse of vitamins like B6, D, and E, all of which help fight PMS symptoms? Eggs are a rich source of protein and will keep your stomach full longer.

Benefits of Eggs

It is a myth that eggs raise bad cholesterol. Eggs can improve your good cholesterol (HDL) levels. Eating eggs regularly, in moderation, may actually reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease. One egg contains 125.5 milligrams of choline, which is essential for your brain and heart health. Eggs may also help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

So prepare your favorite egg recipes and eat them without fear during your period!

Nutritionist Rohini Patil, previously shared with indianexpress.com that while there are some foods that can really help during this time, there are others that should be avoided including fried foods and packaged foods, because they are high in salt and sodium. Consuming too much during menstruation causes fluid retention resulting in bloating.

It is also good to avoid coffee and alcohol.

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