Being a woman is pretty awesome most of the time, but there are a few things that are a major bummer, PMS is definitely one of them. It’s the little present you get from your body shortly before your period. Most women experience mood swings, food cravings, lack of concentration, and digestive problems. Some others will experience things like anxiety, joint pain, sensitive teeth and changes in the face like swelling, redness or acne(ugh!). Luckily, now that science is helping us all understand what’s to blame, we can combat these symptoms by incorporating certain foods into our diets like:
These babies are great sources of vitamins D, B6, & E. All of which help the chemicals in our brain to balance back out.
These guys are high in vitamin B6 which can stop you from retaining water and bloating. They’re also high in potassium which helps reduce muscle cramps
These little guys are a surprisingly high source of magnesium which has been shown to reduce the irritability and tension that comes with PMS.
Peanuts have the same benefits as pumpkin seeds. High in magnesium, which helps lift your mood during PMS.
This fruit is a heavy hitter for PMS. Lots of calcium and other vitamins, along with minerals. Lots of magnesium for your mood. Potassium for your muscles. The healthy fats will help reduce inflammation and the fiber helps your digestive health
This delicious food has lots of fiber which helps your body to fight swelling fast.
Lots of healthy fats which help with inflammation and will help your brain get back on track.
High in fiber to help your digestive system fight off water retention and bloating. Just make sure not to over do it on the salt.
Lean meats are full of vitamin B12 and protein, which helps wake us up and keep us alert all day.