PMS or premenstrual syndrome is notorious for more than one reason. From feeling bloated to nausea, from severe mood swings to cramps- this package of symptoms comes with whole lots of baggage. Though PMS starts around 1 week or so before period and normally disappears during the days of menstruation, for some women these symptoms last for those 5-days too.
BEATING PMS THE RIGHT WAY—The reasons behind PMS are still quite unknown. But the best part is that- there is a group of foods that work like charms to eliminate the hassle of PMS you face every month. Including these items in your diet ensures- you don’t need to rush off to the pharmaceutical store every time.
There are many sufferers who feel irresistible cravings for sugar during PMS. Whether it’s delicious cupcake or a chocolate chip cookie- binging on them will ensure that your weight will shoot up suddenly. Then why don’t you them with fresh yogurt adorned with fruits? Calcium deficit during ovulation, PMS and at the beginning of menstruation cycle is normal. Yogurt is full of calcium that will definitely keep that deficiency at a bay.
Does PMS make you too agitated to sleep peacefully? Then chomping on bananas can bring on some reliefs. Researchers have found that bananas flaunt melatonin- a super instrumental hormone that helps in bringing sound sleep during night. If the natural melatonin secretion of your body is hampered in PMS, then eating bananas will surely help.
As mentioned above, yogurt is the richest source of calcium that is highly required during PMS. But besides this, including fish in your diet is another intelligent step that will fuel the vitamin D stored in your body. Now it’s known that vit-D is essential for calcium immersion in the body. Salmon, mackerel, sardines are some of the worthy sources.
Low-carb diet may lose those nasty pounds like a dream, but do keep it in mind that it can also make you unhappy and craving for more. So throw away that low-carb diet during PMS and binge on complex carbs like Quinoa. It fuels the secretion of happy-hormone serotonin that is highly appreciable in those days.
Pumpkin seeds are full of magnesium that can relieve you from severe headache- a common ailment during PMS. Baked or roasted, sprinkling some pumpkin seeds on the top of the croissant or stir-fry vegetables will definitely shoo away that throbbing pain inside your head in the days of PMS.