You can eat your way to clear skin, healthy hair, a better memory, and even a happier you. Food really is medicine. But is it better than Midol? Perhaps, if you’re using—er, eating—it the right way. But on the other hand, there are several foods you’ll want to steer completely clear of when your monthly bill comes in.
While it may be tempting to reach for a can of soda or a piece of fried chicken to comfort your raging hormones, you’re actually doing a ton of harm both internally and externally (like even more period pain. No thanks). Scroll through to learn the best foods to add to your grocery list and which foods you should avoid during your period.