Most women suffer from some symptoms of PMS, whether it is regularly or rather randomly. Luckily, I don’t suffer from it too badly, but my sister gets it horribly every month...from moodiness and irritability to depression, cramps and headaches, the hormones can really cause some problems. There are some foods that will help to fight these symptoms, though, and make the time much more bearable...here are the ones I’ve tried and tested!
1. High Protein Snacks
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If you find that your blood sugar is uneven at the best of times, then PMS can tip it over the edge, and cause you your levels to be very uneven. Which leads to grumpiness, and irritability. Counter this by eating five small meals a day, rather than three medium sized ones, and eating high protein snacks such as bananas and nuts.
2. Whole Grain
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Wholegrain foods such as bread and high fiber fruits and vegetables should be the main points of your meals, as these foods increase serotonin levels and will leave you feeling happier and calmer throughout the month. Try to plan these ingredients into your meals month round, so you always have a good supply!
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Up your intake of water as much as you can. Not only will this keep you hydrated and avoid headaches, but it also flushes out your system and detoxes you, and prevents bloating. I struggle with making sure I drink enough, but having bottles of water tends to help me remember that I haven’t drank enough, or having my boyfriend bring me drinks!