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US bakery sells brownies created to ease period pain

Published Nov 30, 2017, 1:50 pm IST
Updated Nov 30, 2017, 1:50 pm IST
Ladies rejoice! You can have your cake and eat it too.
Representational Image.(Photo: Pixabay)
 Representational Image.(Photo: Pixabay)

Period days are tough with the cramps, pain, exhaustion and the urge to indulge in sweet things.

But sweet things contain refined sugar and gluten that can worsen the pain and causes pimple outbreaks.


However, here's some comforting news ladies a new bakery is taking into account those rough days to offer you some sweet treats and ease your PMS symptoms.

Founder of Moon Cycle Bakery Devon Loft says all the recipes don't have any refined sugar, but contain nutrients which have proven to beneficial for combating hormonal fluctuations.

"When you're on your period, something that is delicious and sweet can be so comforting," Loft told the Daily Mail. Adding, "But we thought, wouldn't it be great if you could feed those cravings with something that is good for your body."


The idea originated when Loft hosted a party with her then-fiancé in California's Bay Area. Her husband who is a trained chef made a delicious chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and cookie dough icing.

It was quite a hit. One friend she said told her: "I don't know whether it's because I'm on my period, but that cake was so delicious it made me emotional'.

That comment got her thinking and soon she started investigating about food's relationship to menstrual cycle. She got information from dieticians, acupuncturists and physicians assistants and learned more about women craving during the cycle and what mineral and vitamins are not being consumed.


"Speaking to the industry, and to women in general, it became very clear that women want and need to be gifted during that period; to turn something that doesn't feel great into something that is enjoyable, that you look forward to, that makes you feel good, nourishing your body and soul," she explained to the Daily Mail.

With all the data gathered Loft along with her husband's expertise created the perfect recipes for the treat to soothe a woman's soul on those tough days.


While the research is still relatively new, further studies are needed to fully understand the relationship between the two.