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Breakfast Recipes for Women with Menstrual Cramps

Are you ready to learn how to prepare breakfast that can keep menstrual cramps at bay? This section of our online Guide for Women with Menstrual Cramps contains a multitude of breakfast recipes and ideas that rely on the anti-cramping power of foods like bananas, buckwheat, blueberries and oats.

Now, before you dive into the world of breakfast recipes designed to ease menstrual cramps, you may want to take a look at the diet section (Diet Tips for Easing Menstrual Cramps and Pain) and the food section (Best Foods for Fighting Menstrual Cramps) of this guide in order to learn the basics of how a woman's diet can affect her chances of experiencing menstrual cramps.

Buckwheat Pancakes with Bananas

Buckwheat is a valuable source of magnesium which has been shown to reduce the severity and duration of menstrual cramps in some women. Also the bananas featured in this dessert can help combat menstrual cramps as they are loaded with anti-cramping nutrients such as vitamin B6.

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Dairy-Free Blueberry Muesli

Eating a bowl of this low glycemic breakfast muesli is a great way to start a new day and reduce the odds of experiencing painful menstrual cramps during the day. The oats contained in this muesli are loaded with magnesium and zinc, both of which are thought to help alleviate menstrual cramps, while the blueberries this breakfast dish boasts are known to promote circulation, ensuring that the essential nutrients are delivered to the cells.

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Oat and Banana Muesli

Eating a bowl of this healthy muesli for breakfast is a superb way to start a day off right. Anecdotal evidence suggests that bananas, a key ingredient in this muesli, may help reduce pain and cramps associated with menstruation. In addition to being a rich source of anti-cramping nutrients such as vitamin B6, bananas are loaded with potassium which helps reduce water retention. This is great news if you often experience bloating during menstruation.

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Original Bircher Muesli

Muesli was developed as a health food by the Swiss Physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner towards the end of the 19th century. This is the original muesli recipe Mr Bircher-Benner recommended to his patients.

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Wholewheat Muffins with Bananas and Walnuts

Not only are these whole wheat muffins full of flavor, they also contain ingredients that can help thwart off menstrual cramps. Both bananas and walnuts are packed with the pain-relief vitamin pyridoxine. In addition, walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are known to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties but which are often in short supply in modern diets.

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Carrot Muffins

These scrumptious muffins are loaded with magnesium which has been shown to be effective at reducing the severity and duration of menstrual cramps. The carrots featured in these muffins are rich in vitamin B3 and vitamin B6.

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High-Fiber Breakfast Muffins

Some women experience more intense menstrual cramps when they are constipated. These breakfast muffins combine wheat bran with whole wheat flour and apples to create a delicious treat that helps you reach your fiber quota.

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Want More Recipes?

For more recipes that help prevent and control menstrual cramps, please visit the main recipe directory of's Guide to Fighting Menstrual Cramps.