15 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Periods - Top Women's Mag

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Periods

From the first telltale cramp that makes you curl up to the final tampon, you know it all about your period, right? But do you know you lose about 60 mL, or 4 tablespoons, of blood during your period? Nope? Well, here are 15 more surprising facts about the periods that you didn’t know before. Read on to find out.

Eating Right Can Ease Your Pain

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What we eat impacts the biological make-up of our body. Alcohol is not a good option to have during the period as it has an inflammatory effect on our cells which is likely to ramp up the pain. Vitamin B and turmeric possess anti-inflammatory effects that may be helpful during the heavy periods.