Period Pain Foods: What to Eat and Not to Eat to Reduce Menstrual Cramps

Period Pain Foods: What to Eat and What Not to Eat *to Reduce Menstrual Cramps*

Menstrual pain is caused by prostaglandins, fatty acid compounds found in cells throughout our body– and specifically found in the epithelial layer of the uterus. Prostaglandins play many roles in the body. Among these, they cause uterine contractions and inflammation. When the uterine lining is shed starting a woman’s cycle each month, prostaglandins are released, thus contractions ensue– what we …