Avoid Eating Ice Cream When Menstruation

Avoid Eating Ice Cream When Menstruation - Cramping and pain are common in women who are menstruating. But you should avoid eating ice cream during menstruation. Why?

Dairy products including ice cream can increase the pain or menstrual cramps. Ice-cream milk and other foods containing omega-6 fatty acid called arachidonic acid, which can exacerbate inflammation (inflammation) and increased release of prostaglandins that cause cramps, as reported by the LIVESTRONG, Sunday (08/21/2011).

Prostaglandins are chemical in cells that can cause muscle contraction. Menstrual cramps occur when the uterus contracts to expel the excess blood, and tissues that are formed in the second half of the menstrual cycle.

Increased levels of prostaglandins cause diarrhea and cramps. Arachidonic acid, unsaturated fatty acids omage-6 in the ice cream can increase the production of prostaglandins.

Arachidonic acid (AA) such as omega-6 fatty acids, can activate the inflammatory reaction is needed to fight pathogens. The body synthesizes prostaglandin series-2 from AA. If you eat foods high in AA, you may form a series-2 prostaglandins excessively. Avoid "dairy products" can prevent this.

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