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Top 3 tips for living your menstrual cycle better

Are you looking for a new boost to get through your menstrual cycle better? Archie gives you 3 fundamental tips to get through your menstrual cycle better and explains how apple cider vinegar can help you on a daily basis.

Why are we talking about the menstrual cycle here? The answer is simple. It was stopping the pill and experiencing hormonal disorders (we refer you to the full story here) that led to the creation of the archive. So the subject of the female cycle and the problems related to it will always be close to our hearts.

Today it is estimated that 8 out of 10 women suffer from pain during their periods. Do you want some good news? This is not inevitable! There are some tips in our diet that can help us live as well as possible during this period. Here we share 3 useful tips, which will really change the situation without you even realizing it.

Let's attack without further delay

1 / Adapt your diet 

The more inflammation we have in the body the more likely you are to experience difficult pre-menstrual syndrome and painful periods. The key word: Fight inflammation!

Most of us have come to the same conclusion: the food we eat has a direct effect on how we feel. It is absolutely essential to ensure that you maintain a diet that does not contribute to increased inflammation. 

Two simple rules for this:

  • Reduce inflammatory foods

  • Increase anti-inflammatory foods

Rather than focusing on the prohibitions, we prefer to highlight the incredible choice of foods to favor to do us good. So let's briefly talk about the importance of avoiding saturated fats, sugar and alcohol.

Now here is the list of allied foods: 

Seeds, nuts, oils: Chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, almonds, cashews, coconut, macadamia oil, 

It is important to keep in mind that the specificities of each person must be taken into account. If you suffer from an intolerance or allergy to any of these ingredients (especially nuts) it could cause inflammation. 

Fruits: Blueberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries, acai, goji, lemons, limes, and oranges, papaya, kiwi, banana, avocado, rhubarb (yes, it's a fruit)

Extra, focus: A study carried out in Florida showed that eating an apple a day could reduce the amounts of CRP (protein which plays an important role in the inflammatory process) by up to 30%. One apple a day… we come back to it every day. 

Vegetables: salads, cucumber, zucchini, pumpkin, celery, spinach, olives, tofu, spinach, shallots, onions, garlic, leeks, onions and shallots, sweet potatoes, beets, cabbage, turnips. The list is long here, for vegetables, you have little chance of going wrong. 

Miscellaneous: dark chocolate, green tea… 

Finally, don't miss out on spices & herbs: basil, oregano, mint, coriander, parsley, turmeric, curry, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger... Just think about it.

2 / Introduce magic nudges

You have the right not to have the perfect diet, you have the right to indulge, to eat bread, pasta, foods a little richer in sugar in abundance if you feel like it. The problem is simply that when you consume sugars, the body will pump a lot of extra insulin into your body to bring those levels down. To give it a helping hand, some allies: 

  • Drink apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar, known and recognized for helping to reduce blood glucose levels (we refer you to this video for the full explanation). Choose it for its taste and its qualities to drink it before a hearty meal or in case of digestive problems. It will help combat the bloating that often reigns supreme during periods. Add 2 tablespoons of dSo don't hesitate to spice up your vinegary drink to combine health and pleasure.
  • Test the power of plants.

Drinking beneficial herbal teas is a simple and extremely effective reflex to fight against menstrual problems! Huge favorite for those from Circles dedicated to rebalancing hormones. All their products have been designed to help women experience their cycle better. We had to share this discovery!

    3 / Drink… a lot.

    This is not about drowning your pain in alcohol but rather hydrating your body with water, in large quantities. Staying hydrated is essential, yes. But to help fight bloating, improving slightly disturbed transit during the period, particularly drinking enough water, is ESSENTIAL! We don't skimp on this oh-so-important rule. 1.5L minimum, the base. To be sure that your body is functioning well, you make sure to maintain a good fuel level.

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