Ladies, it is that time of the month where PMS can be severe for some people. So here are some lifestyle remedies that worked for me and it might work for you too.
What is PMS?
This is the premenstrual syndrome normally felt a few days to 14 days before your period. It can be anything from mood swings to bloating. Even insomnia is classified as PMS. Some people get acne around this time.
Well technically this is not a food but a supplement but you can find it in foods like cacao and most vegetables. It can also be taken in a supplement form such as a tablet. Here it helps to relieve muscle aches and some period pain.
Some magnesium-rich foods are fish, sardines, mackerel, broccoli, nuts (such as walnuts), cauliflower, carrots, etc.
I love dark chocolate without sugar. Two pieces of keeps me happy. This is a mood busting food. When we eat it, it releases serotonin which is the happy hormone.
Fruits are full of Vitamin C and fiber as well as other minerals like potassium. Do eat plenty of them around this time and other times. You should get about 2-3 serves a day.
Ginger helps to relax you and you can buy most ginger at the supermarket. It helps to ease PMS symptoms such as bloating. You can add it to tea, soups, some stir-fries, sauces, noodle dishes. Or you can eat it raw.
We should be getting in enough calcium from our foods and milk is the easiest way to enjoy that. Milk has vitamin D in there which is good for bones. You can enjoy lactose-free milk if you are sensitive to lactose.