PMS seems to be so prevalent that it’s become something of a joke, which has, in turn, made women the butt of that joke, despite the fact that for some of us it can be a source of real suffering, both physical and emotional.
Many women have come to accept PMS as just part of life, an inevitability of being a woman, when in fact much can be done to combat the symptoms and relieve you of the burden entirely.
PMS stands for pre-menstrual syndrome, but it does not necessarily occur right before your period. Symptoms of PMS can occur anytime between ovulation and menstruation, during the second part of your monthly cycle, and include bloating, irritability, headaches, mood swings, tiredness, and cravings. This time is known as the luteal phase of the cycle.
Changing up some of what you eat and drink during this time will ease health issues and make the whole experience much more pleasant. You’re looking to increase your intake of B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and fiber. This will rebalance your hormone levels and make the luteal phase transition smooth and easy.
If PMS is making you miserable, try out these changes for the next 3 months and see how much better you feel.
You can make incorporating the following PMS-fighting foods into your everyday diet totally simple (like just changing up the ingredients of your morning smoothie or combining two food types to make a quick meal) or you can try your hand at these creative, delicious recipes we’ve sourced from around the web to inspire you.
Eat more PMS-fighting foods:
Roasted vegetables (particularly cauliflower, parsnip, pumpkin, squash and sweet potato)
Navy and great northern beans
Mint and chlorella
Dates and raisins
Recipes we recommend that make the most of these foods:
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Don’t forget that recipes like these are only one part of an entire system designed to help you eat in sync with your cycle all month long!
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