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Why Is Calcium Important For Women (More Than Men)?

“Elder women need more calcium because it can lead to osteoporosis”. But the truth is women of all ages need more calcium in their diet, much more than men. Keep reading to find more about this important micronutrient for women. What is the basic role of Calcium in our body? Calcium is a key nutrient mainly needed to maintain strong bones and teeth. Apart from this it is required for: the brain to function properly, to stop bleeding when you get wounded or hurt, for muscles to be strong and contract, for your heart to beat at the right pace/ heart rhythm.  Extra focus on “for muscles to be strong and contract”. Hint: Period cramps 🙂 Calcium is required to make the skeleton/bones strong and perform other functions. Calcium is required to make  bone tissue which is the building blocks of the skeleton.  Think of the skeleton as a bank account or lets call it the bone account. Bone tissue is the money. From the infancy to age 30 you can put as much bone …

The Painful Truth About Periods

Pain due to menstrual cramps/period cramps has been around since women have existed on earth. Every girl who has attained menarche and  every pre-menopausal woman with a functioning uterus has experienced this at some point in her life. The cultural taboos/ stigma around the topic of periods alone  has made many women suffer in silence over years. Women have always been told that they should be hush about it. That they should wear a strong facade and bear the pain. Do you know that 2/3rd of  women globally suffer from period pain?  They think that it is a price they are paying for being a woman.But, this is not true! Taking painkillers every month is not a healthy way to deal with the pain.  Many women with reproductive health problems ignore severe period pain as JUST period pain every month.They put up with this and do not seek treatment for it.  There are women who suffer in all settings, at home, in school and at work places in silence. There is a call to educate …

Top 4 Period Cravings and How To Deal With Them

Have you ever felt those cravings hit you hard when you’re on your period? Are those PMS pangs for a bar of Snickers or large pizzas really different from the cravings you experience at any other time of the month? Well, the answer is yes. During your menstrual cycle, the body goes through physiological changes and your hormones are out of whack that causes you to crave certain nutrients. Food cravings are just one of the many symptoms of PMS. This luteal phase of the cycle begins with the release of an egg at ovulation and ends with the start of your period. The symptoms usually revolve around the third day of menstruation. Researchers have documented more than 150 symptoms of PMS, ranging from physical to emotional to behavioral. And food cravings are the most commonly reported behavioral PMS symptoms. Researchers have also found that food cravings during periods can occur even in normal, healthy women without a diagnosis of PMS or other disorders. What Causes Food Cravings during Periods? Research data confirms that women tend …