Being on your period can suck. It happens every 28 days or so, lasts for a week, give or take, and it can take a real toll on your day to day life. And if some women feel few to no symptoms, other have to deal with more than just the bleeding. When you are on your period, you can have cramps, headaches and nausea. It is also common to feel more fatigued and bloated, and to have mood swings. Although some medication can help a lot to reduce these symptoms, truth is that what you eat (and do not eat) during your period can have a great impact too. After all, as everyone says, food is the best medicine.
Getting to know your period is not always a simple task. But why is it important? If you key in the days of your period on the app, after a few months, it will be able to predict when you are ovulating, what is your fertile period and when is your menstruation flow due to start. Besides that, you can track your symptoms in order to figure out if they are period-related or not. In sum, these apps will help you know your body better.
Your period has a lot of different colours and shades. It is not only red, although this is often the predominant colour. It is normal to find that your menstrual blood has different shades of red and even different colours. It is very important that women, pay attention to the bleeding because length, timing and appearance are great indicators of a woman’s overall health.
Like many of you, I never thought for a second about the period products I was using since my 13 y.o. So, imagine my surprise when I realized that the amount of plastic used in pads and tampons is huge.