5 Foods That Make Your Menstrual Cycle Regular

Certain foods and beverages can regulate your menstrual cycle, especially if you have irregular periods or amenorrhea (no periods at all). Knowing what foods make your menstrual cycle regular will help you feel healthy and happy, and balance your hormones.

Foods That Make Your Menstrual Cycle Regular

Hot Water Bottle to Regulate Your Period

Heritage Store Castor Oil is a new-to-me way to make your menstrual cycle regular. Food is the focus of this article – but I found an article about the benefits of a castor oil pack and a Rubber Hot Water Bottle With a Cute Knit Cover to balance your hormones.

Here’s how to use castor oil and hot water bottles to regulate your period: Moisten a flannel pack (an old T-shirt will do) with warmed castor oil. Place the oil-side down on your lower abdomen with a hot-water bottle on top of the flannel pack. Cover with a towel. Do this daily for an hour – but not when you’re getting your period) for a few months. Then, gradually reduce frequency to twice a month. Claudia Welch, author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, says your period might become heavier or more painful, but that’s just stagnation clearing from the uterus.

Before we get into the list of foods that make your menstrual cycle regular, here’s something interesting about getting your period: “When estrogen is high during their cycle, women are more at ease with themselves,” writes Dr Booth in The Venus Week. “They are more confident performing tasks and accomplishing goals and more socially agile and bale to articulate themselves more fully and clearly.” This is one of the benefits of getting your period – but first you have to learn how to get regular periods.



5 Foods That Make Your Menstrual Cycle Regular

If your period is irregular or nonexistent, you won’t benefit from the effects of high estrogen. The point of highest estrogen is your pre-ovulatory stage. If you’re on a 28 day cycle, ovulation occurs from days 12-16 (though it varies, depending on your stress level, the foods you eat, the exercise you’re doing, etc). This means that pre-ovulation occurs on about days 8-11 (but again, it varies from woman to woman).

Your first step in regulating your periods is figuring out what’s causing an irregular menstrual cycle. Once you determine the cause, you’ll be better able to find an effective treatment. Read 6 Things That Cause Irregular Periods.

Omega-3 fatty acids – salmon, sardines, fish oil supplements

The blood vessels in your ovaries are tiny, which makes them vulnerable to damage and poor circulation. Smoking, obesity, and high cholesterol can negatively affect your ovarian blood vessels, which blocks hormones and blood flow. Fish oils enhance blood circulation, reduce damage from free radicals, fight the effects of aging, and increase dopamine (which improves your mood!).

Fish Oil Food for Regular Periods

Fish Oil – Food for Regular Periods

The Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement can help make your menstrual cycle regular even though it’s not a food. Dr Rebecca Booth, author of The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle…at Any Age, recommends adding a fish oil supplement to your diet instead of eating a lot of fish because of the mercury in some tuna, swordfish, mackerel, etc.

Non-white foods to regulate your menstrual cycle

Most natural foods are not white, so you can assume that if a food is white, it is probably processed to the point of being unhealthy! To make your menstrual cycle regular, avoid white flour, sugar, white potatoes, white bread, white pasta, and white rice. They disrupt your menstrual cycle by creating insulin surges that result in fat storage. This excess fat storage negatively affects ovulation and your periods – and can cause irregular periods. Stop eating food that is white as a way to get regular periods.

Protein – cottage cheese, lean meats, nuts to balance your hormones

I’ve been putting cottage cheese on my salad every day at lunch instead of salad dressing. “Finding sources of balanced protein can be a challenge for busy women, but it is a must for hormonal balance, writes Dr Booth in The Venus Week. The more you balance your hormones, the more regular your menstrual cycle will be. Plant proteins are especially good for enhancing fertility and hormonal balance: almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cheese, hard boiled eggs, soy chips, hummus, canned sardines, and edamame.

5 Foods That Make Your Menstrual Cycle RegularHealthy beverages – because your cycle is affected by what you drink

Another “food” to make menstruation regular is nettle leaf tea. If you haven’t tried herbal tea to regulate your cycle, check out Yogi Woman’s Energy Tea. It’s made with nettle leaf, which some say is good for regular periods.

Vitamin D for regular periods

“Vitamin D is a little hard to come by in food,” writes Dr Booth. Eat vitamin D-fortified milk products, tuna, egg yolks, salmon, sardines, and (yuck) cod liver oil. I also drink lots of skim milk, which has vitamin D added.

If you aren’t getting enough vitamin D, check out the Vitamin D3 Softgel Supplement. This vitamin improves communication between your cells, which stabilizes your hormones. Vitamin D is also vital in cancer protection – especially breast, colon, ovarian, and prostate cancers.

To increase your vitamin D and make your menstrual cycle regular, make sure you getting enough sunlight. Where you live and the color of your skin determines how much time you should spend in the sun, but my research tells me that the average North American should spend about 10 minutes in the sun about 2-3 times per week. If you aren’t getting enough vitamin D and you want to regulate your menstrual cycle, check out the vitamin D supplement.

Dark chocolate to balance your menstrual cycle

Chocolate contains flavenoids, which have estrogen-like activity and help improve circulation by reducing platelet clumping, writes Dr Booth in The Venus Week. Flavenoids also enhance microcirculation in the ovaries and endocrine glands, and increase dopamine (a “feel good” hormone). Not just any old chocolate will do: eat dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa solids.

Your comments on how to get regular periods are welcome below. But, I can’t offer personal medical advice! Please talk to a gynecologist or your family doctor in person if you’re having problems with irregular periods and you want to make your menstrual cycle regular.

If your periods are heavy, consider iron supplements

5 Foods That Make Your Menstrual Cycle Regular

Foods That Make Your Menstrual Cycle Regular

I take iron supplements because I have ulcerative colitis, and I had heavy periods. My menstrual cycle was regular, but I didn’t eat enough iron-rich foods. If your periods are both irregular and heavy, you might consider taking iron supplements. One of the common causes of iron deficiency and anemia is heavy bleeding during menstruation. If you don’t get enough iron in your diet or the foods you eat, your body’s iron stores will diminish and you’ll experience fatigue.

Research also shows that iron deficiency caused by anemia may affect your physical performance, cognitive function, mood, and overall quality of life. Iron isn’t an expensive supplement — check out the Solgar Gentle Iron 25 MG Vegetable Capsules on Amazon.

Also – learn about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

While irregular periods are common among teenage girls, an underlying hormonal disorder may be the cause of long-term irregular periods in adult women. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is an endocrine disorder that is characterized by an excess of androgens or male hormones in the body. The imbalance of hormones interferes with the growth and release of eggs from the ovaries, which can prevent ovulation and menstruation.

Menstruation begins on average at age 12 for most women, and a normal menstrual cycle is approximately 28 days. Girls should have a regular menstrual cycle within approximately two years after they get their first period, or by age 17 at the latest. If you’ve been getting your period for more than two years and you’re over 17 years old, you may want to talk to a doctor about how to regulate your period – and you may need more than information about foods to make your menstrual cycle regular.

If you struggle with premenstrual syndrome and want to make your menstrual cycle regular, read How Magnesium Helps Relieve PMS Symptoms.

I welcome your thoughts on these foods that make your periods regular. I can’t offer advice or counseling, but you might get tips from other readers if you share your experience.


May you find the right food and food combinations to make your periods regular and balance your hormones.



Stay in touch - sign up for my free weekly updates

Get Laurie's "Blessings & Blossoms" Newsletter

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen on twitterLaurie Pawlik-Kienlen on pinterestLaurie Pawlik-Kienlen on linkedinLaurie Pawlik-Kienlen on googleLaurie Pawlik-Kienlen on facebook
Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen
Welcome - I'm glad you're here! I can't give advice, but you're welcome to share your experience below. I'm a writer in Vancouver; my degrees are in Psychology, Education, and Social Work. I live with my husband, two dogs, and cat. We are childless, & have made peace with it. It helps to love Jesus :-)

You may also like...

323 Responses

  1. Shraddha says:

    Hii my name is shraddha I’m 19 years old and I have irregular periods. I don’t know wat to do I suggest gynecologist homeopathic doctor but no effect periods come only when I took medicine of periods. Weight is increasing day by day and pimples too plz reply

  2. pranali says:

    Hi i am 22 year old my i have period Every month but flow was not good only 1st and 2nd i gt flow after that its stop please suggest me i had gone to doctor also. but till the time i take medicine flow is normal then agin same problem kindly suggest

  3. Theresa says:

    Hi my name is Theresa and I’m almost 14 and u haven’t seen my period in almost 3 to 4 months. I’m 5ft and I weigh 85

  4. p.saisudha says:

    HI, i’m getting periods for every 24 days and lasts for 5-6 days. Is it regular cycle or i have to consult a doctor.My age is 23 and i got married 7 months before. please suggest me what i have to do.

  5. benita says:

    Have not seen my period nd am scared of it nd the month is ending tomorrow but am taken combination 3 I dnt knw if is thw cause of th delay.

  6. Hema says:

    Hi I am 25yrs old I didn’t married last till last month period was correct but this month date is delaying for 15 days…. I have lot of stress, I did not sleep at correct time and I couldn’t take food correct some days didn’t eat anything even water also BT I have periods pain some time I feel like I got period. And my height is increasing.Now what I have to do for this

  7. Vinnie says:

    Hello I’m 26 and have missed my period more then 3 months ago ..not pregnant .. Seen my doctor ovaries are fine but still not got my periods .. M very scared what should I do

  8. bisola says:

    Am 32yrs old , married for 6yrs wirhout issue .Since last month my period is delayed for 15 days now have not even see my period this month

  9. esther says:

    Hi,I am 32 years old have been married for over 4 years now without issue and my period has not been stable.pls tell me what to do.

  10. fatima says:

    I am married in two years. My period is not regular.how to eat food in my continue regular period.

  11. Nithya says:

    hi i am 20yrs old.My weight is 65kgs. Due to the overweight i am not getting regular periods.pls suggest me to get rid of my problem..

  12. pavi says:

    Hi I am 23yrs old I didn’t married last till last month period was correct but this month date is delaying for 15 days…. I have lot of stress, I did not sleep at correct time and I couldn’t take food correct some days didn’t eat anything even water also BT I have periods pain some time I feel like I got period. Now what I have to do for this

  13. Charlene Borg says:

    Hi I had my first period when I was 13 years old. Now I am 22 years old, i have a period every month and its ovulatory but I have long cycles like 37 days interval between each cycle. Since having Wellwomen vitamins and eating less carbohydrates i.e. pasta, my last two cycles were shorter and more regular, with no pms ! worth a try.

  14. nelyn says:

    Hi i am 22 years old and having an irregular period. My last period is on november last year but untill now im not having a period yet, although 6 months ago. Can you please help me to make my irregular period become regular and how to maintain it… thank you.

  15. pooja says:

    i am 25 yrs old now i am married but now i have irreragular periods pls guide me what `ld i do ?

  16. nipa says:

    hi, I m 27 yr old, I had pcod detection in 2010, I got treatment but since I have irregular. Now my usg is normal. I take allopathic or homeopathic treatment but menstrual is irregular it is in 30 to 40 days, please give me a suggestion as soon as possible, thanks

  17. Laurie says:

    May you find peace and healing, as you struggle to find the right foods to make your menstrual cycle regular. If your periods are irregular, the first step you need to take is to see a doctor – a gynecologist or naturopathic physician – in person. Get the required tests done. If you don’t feel comfortable with the doctor, seek a second opinion.

    I can’t offer medical advice, or anything other than a list of the foods that regulate menstruation. Each woman’s body is different. Every woman needs to find out what’s going on with her own body, so she can make her periods regular and get healthy overall.

    I pray for healing for all women who are searching for foods that make their menstrual cycles regular. May you find the right doctor, the right information, and the right type of healing.

    Blessings,
    Laurie

  18. rosella says:

    hello.. im 24years old.and i have ceased mensturation for 3 months now.i went to see a doctor and did all sort of test and was informed i have ovarian cyst but its normal in every woman but im confused and wanna have my periods.. what should i do?

  19. jonesa says:

    Hi..i am 24 years old.im married for 4 years..we want a baby but my period is so irregular its been two years i never had my period.i am overweight.my weight is 61kls and my height is 5’4″..what should i do to make my “irregular period” a regular.i need help

  20. Naina makvana says:

    I am housewife and i also facing this problem of irregular periods.one year was passed my marriage and i get consult of doctor of six month but their was no change in this.i want to become pregant but this irregular periods are avoiding this from me

  21. Dr. D. Mondal says:

    Smita, have u consulted with ur doctor regarding PCOs? Medicine depends upon parameter of health.Better you go to any doctor for physical checking and get the medicines. Do not take PCOs lightly.

  22. mohana says:

    Hi…
    I am 25 years old.we got married on 2013.as of now we have an idea of getting baby.but my period is irregular and I diagonised that I am having pcod..wht should i do to get rid of this. .ur help pls…???

  23. Avanti says:

    Hi, I am 19 years old. My height is 5’2″ and my weight is 62 kg. I have irregular periods. I knew its due to overweight and I lost my 4 kgs. At that time I was having regular period for 3 months but now again I am suffering from irregular periods. Plz suggest me what should I do

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>