3. Magnesium

Magnesium

The magnesium that can be found in many different foods is helpful during a period, as it works to smooth and relax muscle tissue, which can prevent painful cramping.

In fact, magnesium deficiency has been cited as one of the leading causes of chronic and strong menstrual cramping.

High magnesium foods include fish, leafy greens and dark chocolate.

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