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Dear PLS,
I just got my period. Should I eat certain foods during that time?


Dear F.L.,
Thatís a good question. The doctor we asked said that thereís no need to eat anything special, but as always get a good variety of healthy foods.

Your regular diet should include iron-rich foods since girls lose some iron during their periods. Here are some iron-rich foods to include in your normal diet: red meat, pork, fish and shellfish, poultry, lentils, beans and soy foods, green leafy vegetables, and raisins. Some flours, cereals, and grain products are also fortified with iron.

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