Nutrition is one of the most neglected aspects by most people, you can find a supermarket on every street corner to take home all sorts of food often ready to be eaten. Furthermore, the processing of food has made many foods poor in nutrients over time so the body, despite eating, does not receive nourishment, that is, it does not receive that combination of nutrients capable of supporting the metabolism. In people who menstruate, this aspect can cause irregularities in the cycle over time or other alterations that can complicate the person's health in the long term.
Cholesterol is important
The menstrual cycle requires a large amount of nutrients to take place in the best way, the production of hormones in a monthly rhythm is essential, most of the hormones are produced from the cholesterol present in many animal foods such as dairy products, meats, fish, eggs . It is therefore a very important nutrient that is often demonized and leads to alteration of nutritional choices that can be wrong. The secret of good nutrition for a correct menstrual cycle is always balance .
During the whole month, micronutrients such as minerals, vitamins and water are needed to allow the enzymes to manage all the organic changes present during the cycle. You can understand well that nutrition plays a fundamental role during the cycle.
What nutrients do we need to take each month?
Let's start with what is the use that the body makes of different foods:
- essential carbohydrates to provide energy to cells
- minerals and vitamins to allow regular hormonal development and enzymatic reactions
- fats for the cholesterol necessary for the formation of hormones
- proteins for tissue formation
Proper daily nutrition is important!
Every day our body goes through a cycle triggered above all by the light signal day and night, many organs are activated or rest and it has been scientifically proven that even nutrition is able to activate or deactivate, facilitate or counteract the normal circadian hormonal cycle . . As you can well imagine, therefore, since the monthly cycle can be considered a set that contains within it about 29 days, if every day, we use a wrong diet with foods that alter the hormonal circadian cycle, the menstrual cycle could be affected:
- irregularity of the cycle
- abundant flow
- menstrual cramps
- mood changes
- energy fluctuations during the day
- feeling of bloating in the abdomen
If we manage to maintain a regular diet every day, if we manage to manage a daily balance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and water, most likely the body will be calibrated with a correct biological clock and will therefore be able to carry out all the necessary steps to a regular menstrual cycle and free from unpleasant symptoms.