Before We Can Find Your Hormonal Cycle…
It’s best to avoid foods that cause excessive bloating one to two weeks before your period. During this time, hormonal changes cause bloating, diarrhea and constipation so it’s best to avoid foods and beverages that make these symptoms worse.
Dietary rituals including many “B” and “C” vegetables are classic causes of gas and bloating and include beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Other dietary culprits include rich and fatty foods, whole grains, apples, peaches, pears, lettuce, onions, sugar-free foods containing sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol are directly associated with this frustrating symptom. Lactose intolerance commonly affects women and is a frequent cause of bloating. Eating excessive amounts of dairy products including cheese, yogurt, milk and butter, foods high in sodium, red meat and other fatty proteins, and processed foods should be eliminated. Other lifestyle behaviors include drinking carbonated beverages, overeating, eating too fast, lack of exercise and drinking alcohol all contributes to bloating.
Foods high in sodium make you contribute to water retention, weight gain and bloating. Chinese food and other ethnic foods high in sodium should be avoided.
In Good Hormonal Health-
Dr. Sherry, Co-Founder She-ology