We’ve all been there: Your clothes refuse to fit right, you’re exhausted, and you have major cramps. It’s the PMS predicament.
Did you know that fiber can be one of the best things to counter your PMS symptoms?
Fiber regulates your system, which helps to ease the belly bloat and puffiness.
Not only that, but fiber also aids in keeping your cravings for sugary, unhealthy food at bay by stabilizing your blood sugar levels.
But the best is yet to come! Fiber can actually help with those awful cramps too!
High fiber, non-starchy vegetables contain vitamins like beta carotene, zinc, and vitamin E which work together to ease abdominal cramps!
One of the causes of the PMS symptoms is what you eat. The biggest offenders are processed and refined foods (think Doritos or Chips Ahoy). Salty foods cause fluid retention and alcohol/caffeine may affect your energy and mood.
What should you be eating to ease these symptoms?
Fiber-Rich Foods. Fruits & vegetables, whole-grains, and legumes
Green Leafy Vegetables have a diuretic effect and a great source of Calcium, Vitamin K, and Magnesium. They can help minimize period effects.
*These fiber-rich foods help maintain proper hormone balance and bind with estrogen and usher the extra out of the body.
Plant-Based foods. Vegetables & fruits, nuts and seeds, and herbs
Flaxseed helps promote healthy estrogen metabolism.
Calcium-Rich Foods. Sardines, salmon, broccoli, kale, & Kiefer are well known PMS fighting foods
Wild-caught fatty fish (salmon) helps to reduce pain and inflammation that make PMS symptoms worse. Fatty fish is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, an essential nutrient.
Avocado. Another benefit of avocado is that it aids in balancing hormones. This healthy fat is also filled with magnesium (promotes a feeling of calmness), potassium and B-6.
A diet high in vital nutrients like those listed above is a key way to minimize PMS symptoms.
What do you do to care for yourself?
Originally posted 2020-03-01 14:21:20.