All we want during that time of the month is a heat pad, some tea and the best of sweet indulgences. Though most of us crave milk chocolate during our periods, it's actually best to stay away from that sweet little devil. But that doesn't mean you can't drown yourself in chocolaty goodness when in pain. Simply, opt for dark chocolates; and a few variants of dark chocolates that will help you relieve some of that irritating period pain.
During our period, our the estrogen levels fluctuate, so do our hormones, and the body reacts by trying to balance out the hormones. As a result, the cortisol (stress hormone) levels increase and the body needs to balance this out by craving the feel-good hormone, called serotonin. This serotonin requirement is fulfilled by carbs, sugars and salts, but some healthy alternatives can do exactly the same for your mood--uplift it. So, all those carbs and butter can just be replaced by dark chocolate--and not just any dark chocolate;
Dark chocolate has heavier amounts of the healthy cocoa bean, which is high in magnesium, potassium and iron. These can help relax your muscles and uplift your mood without you having to consume as many calories. In milk chocolate, on the other hand, cocoa is loaded with excess sugar, butter and almost double the calories, which can worsen bloating and cause weight gain.