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Foods That Increase Blood Flow During Periods

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Women have a zillion health problems, don't you agree? And, one of the worst problems 90 per cent of the women tend to face is either scanty periods or absence of menses.

It is believed that due to the change of lifestyle, stress and a wrong diet pattern, women fall into the trap of having menstrual problems.

Also Read: Things You Should Not Do During Your Period

However, if you are strong enough to change your kind of living, you will no longer face any of these problems.

To increase and get rid of a scanty period, all you need to do is to eat right. Instead of consuming foods that lack iron, make sure that you add more iron-rich foods to your daily consumption.

On the other hand, you also need to get physically fit, as being fit and active also helps in a proper blood circulation throughout the body.

Also Read: What Does The Colour Of Period Blood Mean?

So, ladies, if you are ready to change your diet to regularise your periods and have a normal healthy flow, here are some of the foods that you'll need to consume at least a week before your period date.

However, experts also state that you should consume these foods every day if you want to have a healthy period. So, take a look at these 10 foods that will help increase the blood flow during periods.



Beetroot is healthy for women to consume. This vegetable is loaded with iron and other nutrients that help increase blood circulation and blood flow at the time of period.


Spinach Juice:

Spinach juice is also healthy, as this green leafy vegetable has vitamin K that helps to clot blood. Therefore, if you are suffering from scanty periods, it will regulate your flow in the right way.



Chocolate helps women in a lot of ways. It is the best medicine that cures menstrual problems. If you are a victim to late periods, then this food should be consumed to induce your periods.



Many of the old folks would suggest jaggery, as it is a heat-inducing food. When you consume jaggery, make sure you also drink coconut water, as the consumption of this food in excess may lead to tummy problems.


Dried Coconut:

The fastest and the safest ingredient to increase scanty period flow is the combination of dried coconut and jaggery. Combine both the powerful foods to make a pill. Swallow this pill every day during your period to help.


Sesame Seeds:

Combine sesame seeds and jaggery to a little bowl. This sweet treat can be consumed prior to your period date or at the time of menses. Since both are heat-inducing foods, they will help regulate and increase blood flow. You can also swallow the seeds with water and chew on a small piece of jaggery along.


Aloe Vera Juice:

Aloe vera juice is considered to be the safest and most effective drink you can consume to regulate scanty period. While preparing the juice, add one tablespoon of honey to enhance its taste.



Papaya is another food that will help deal with scanty periods. Papaya should be consumed twice in a day, and alongside this heat-inducing food, you should also drink plenty of coconut water to keep stomach problems at bay.


Fenugreek Seeds:

Boil a cup of water and add one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds to it. Drink this healthy water during your menses. This healthy drink will put to rest a lot of other problems too, apart from treating scanty periods.



Pineapple is rich in vitamin C. This powerful vitamin helps to contract the uterus, thus helping to bring forth your period back to its normal state as well as improve on the blood flow.

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Story first published: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 [IST]
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