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Soup Recipes for Treating Menstrual Cramps

Are you ready to learn how to whip up tasty soups that are also good for women who suffer from menstrual cramps? The soup recipes in this section call for foods that can help treat painful periods and menstrual cramps.

Now, before you set free the foodie in you and get down to the soup recipes below, you may want to take a look at the section Diet Tips for Easing Menstrual Cramps and Pain and the section Best Foods for Fighting Menstrual Cramps which provide basic information about how your diet is linked to menstrual pain.

Minty Watercress Soup (Served Cold)

This light soup with an irresistible velvety texture is rich in pyridoxine, a vitamin that helps ease menstrual cramps. Thanks to the yoghurt, this dish also provides plenty of calcium and zinc, both of which are thought to alleviate menstrual cramps.

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Barley Soup with Carrots and Parsley

Rich in vitamin B3 and vitamin B6, carrots are a great weapon in your anti-cramp arsenal. Also the yoghurt contained in this soup is helpful as it is loaded with calcium and zinc, both of which may help alleviate menstrual cramps.

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Broccoli and Barley Soup

Broccoli, the key ingredient in this soup, packs a slew of nutrients that help alleviate and prevent menstrual cramps, including magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin B3, calcium, zinc, and vitamin E.

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Spinach Soup with Boiled Eggs

Be like Popeye and eat your spinach! The nutritional profile of spinach makes it an excellent health food and an important vegetable for women who suffer from painful menses. It provides an ample supply of many nutrients that have been shown to fight menstrual cramps, including vitamin E, vitamin B6, and magnesium.

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Nourishing Nettle Soup

While low in calories, nettle is supercharged with nutrients that help alleviate pain associated with menstruation. Also yoghurt, which is used to garnish this intriguing jade-green soup, is helpful as it is loaded with calcium and zinc.

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