It is common for women to be told to stay away from sour foods during their period. One belief is that it may affect your cycle and flow while another is that sour foods can trigger bad period cramps. But none of these are true so let’s break this myth now!
Sour foods are acidic in nature and help regulate bacteria in the body. What this means is that it maintains the right number of good bacteria in your gut for it to be healthy and improves digestion in the process. Such foods also help release serotonin, which is a hormone that helps you sleep better, increases libido, regular period cycle, and improves memory!
This is not to say that you should eat lots of sour food. Include moderate amounts of it in your diet, along with moderate amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, fibers, vitamins, and minerals. Especially on your period, a balanced diet can help regulate cramps, mood swings, and your overall period cycle.
Through ‘Debunking Myths’, we acknowledge period myths and expose them with verified facts. Let’s debunk more period myths here.
Source: The J Family Med Prim Care Journal