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11 foods to eat when you have period cramps

INSIDER Logo By Janaki Jitchotvisut of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 12: Periods are the worst, so it's totally understandable that you want to dive face-first into an entire chocolate cake when yours starts. Although it would definitely taste amazing right now, the sad news is that it won't actually help you physically feel better.What you can do - besides stocking up on NSAIDs, or sewing a bunch of heating pads into a convenient robe and bingeing all the Netflix you can stand - is this: eating some foods that actually help.Here's what you should stuff in your face to put those cramps in their place - as well as why. (Yes, there is chocolate involved. Read on.)

Periods are the worst, so it's totally understandable that you want to dive face-first into an entire chocolate cake when yours starts. Although it would definitely taste amazing right now, the sad news is that it won't actually help you physically feel better.

What you can do - besides stocking up on NSAIDs, or sewing a bunch of heating pads into a convenient robe and bingeing all the Netflix you can stand - is this: eating some foods that actually help.

Here's what you should stuff in your face to put those cramps in their place - as well as why. (Yes, there is chocolate involved. Read on.)

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