Natural sources of magnesium help ease menstrual cramps.

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Eating 1-2 brazil nuts and a handful of pumpkin seeds will provide a good dose of magnesium which helps to calm mood swings and relax cramping muscles

What You'll Need

  • Pumpkin seeds (try and buy unsalted)
  • Brazil Nuts

What You'll Do

  • Eat 1-2 brazil nuts and a handful of pumpkin seeds a couple of days leading up to start of period, and during, to ease period pain. You can eat these as part of meals!

Tips & Warnings

  • 2 brazil nuts give almost your daily recommended intake of selenium - a key micronutrient for optimal health. However, high levels of selenium can be toxic and may be implicated in kidney disease and arthritis - so don't eat the whole packet of brazil nuts every day!
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