Can Coca-Cola affect your period? Apparently there’s stuff you should avoid at that time of the month

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Can Coca-Cola affect your period? Apparently there’s stuff you should avoid at that time of the month

No one wants to PMS

You know it's coming. You've got your tampons all ready to go and all you want is the food that's the worst for you. There's a vending machine nearby and a Coke inside is calling your name, but can Coca-Cola affect your period? We've rounded up the foods and drinks that should be avoided when your period hits.

Caffeine

It's sad, but true. Anything with caffeine like Coke or coffee has been connected with "an elevated frequency of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)," according to LIVESTRONG. Caffeine increases your blood pressure which can lead to worse headaches, menstrual cramps, and backaches. The more caffeine you drink, the worse your symptoms will be when it's time for the tampons.

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High carbs

All you want to eat when you it's your period is bread, brownies, and baked ziti. Apparently that's not the best idea. That kind of food will actually make you more tired and grumpy. It's the last thing you want to hear, but fruits and vegetables will help your digestion and lessen your period symptoms.

Anything fried

Step away from the chicken fingers! It'll make your estrogen levels higher and that could make those pesky cramps and backaches worse.

Diary

Ben & Jerry's, it might be time for a breakup. Believe us, it hurts us more than it hurts you. Cramps cause us enough pain and those diary products make the pain worse. Guess you have to weigh the emotional satisfaction of a pint of ice cream versus you're brutal cramping midsection.

Alcohol

We promise we're not actively trying to ruin everything you've ever wanted to eat on your period. Sadly, alcohol makes you retain water aka you bloat. LIVESTRONG recommends sticking to only one to two drinks while you're on your period.

Processed foods

While they might be delicious, processed foods tend to be super high in salt, which you should defintely avoid on your period. When you eat a lot of salty foods, it gives you that super sluggish heavy feeling. Try to stick to natural whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean cuts of meats, and whole grains.

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