Wednesday 29 December 2021

Dark Chocolates: The Most Satisfying Solution to Period Woes

"Periods are Red, I'm feeling Blue. 

Screw You Hormones, Mother Nature I can't handle you." 

Needless to mention, most girls and women have experienced this kind of emotion at least once when they're in the cramp town with irritable pain, heightened anxiety, low energy, extreme fatigue, mood swings and disturbed physical activities due to their monthly cycle.  

Periods are uncomfortable, painful and exhausting beyond imagination especially for females who bleed excessively. Some of them feel constantly paranoid that their clothes might get visibly soaked with blood even when it has never happened actually. 

Owing to such personal experiences, I thought of jotting down a listicle for some effective solutions for period struggle that most of us go through. 

Mild exercise during periods helps loosen the muscles and restores the hormones needed for a regular menstrual cycle. One can opt for low intensity aerobics, light walk, yoga or even a fun dance. Exercise has been proven beneficial to alleviate symptoms related to period cycle, just ensure it shouldn’t put 
additional stress on your body and interfere with your periods.

Massage therapy using essential oils during menstruation is really relaxing as it involves pressing specific points around your abdomen, legs, calves and back. I personally enjoy using lavender, peppermint and rose oil diluted with sweet almond oil. It makes your senses relieve the stress as well.

Besides working on your physical and mental comfort, yet another mindful approach is to wisely pick what you put into your mouth to keep those cramps in place. Hydrating yourself with warm liquids like Chamomile tea is a pain reliever for many that helps soothe your cramps. Try eating water-based foods, chew some nuts, or treat yourself with some dark chocolate as a dessert.

Dark chocolates not only satisfy your sweet tooth craving during your period, but it's high in potassium which helps your muscles to function. I usually stock up BeeTee's Melt bean to bar artisan chocolates for myself that are all natural, preservative-free, soy-free, refined-sugar free and gluten-free. While ordering my BeeTee's pack, the Cocoa content is quite significant for me, because it is basically a source of flavonoids which a special class of antioxidants to make chocolates such a healthy treat. 
Biting into a piece of rich, dark chocolate makes me crave for more during periods, so I usually order an assortment of different chocolates with different cocoa content in each to make a perfect combo. I admire the artistically printed tin pack in which the Beetee's chocolates came elegantly packed (I'm going to repurpose this box for sure.)
Isn't it a treat to yourself when you just want to curl up in the bed with a natural energy-elevator in your hand managing your mood swings by stimulating the production of endorphins and serotonin in your body. I really feel thankful when the traces of iron, magnesium, potassium in this best dark chocolate considerably relieve the pain, relax my sore muscles, improve my blood haemoglobin levels and relieve me from retaining water and feeling bloated. 

I agree that it’s not always advisable to give in to these cravings, but these Vegan dark chocolates are certainly an acceptable indulgence for your period woes.

In the end, I would say, "Don't be afraid of bleeding. We bleed to keep the world moving."