The 8 Best Foods to Eat When You Are PMSing
It's normal to often feel hungry while PMS-ing. Why don't you satisfy your cravings and ease your PMS problems at the same time with these great choices?
Do you feel guilty about craving food while having the infamous pre-menstrual syndrome or PMS? With all the negative stuff associated with this phase, it's normal that you feel bad.
But cheer up! While it's natural for your brain to send signals that you're hungry, you can choose what to eat. Why don't you go for food that can both satisfy your cravings and ease some of your PMS woes?
Why not start off with an egg omelette? Having proteins for breakfast can boost your energy for the rest of the day, helping you beat fatigue. You can add cheese and meat if you like, for a delicious and nutrient-packed dish.
Fruits & Vegetables
Leafy greens are your source of iron, which you'll need a lot of when your period strikes. Does your flow tend to be heavy? You may want to eat kale or spinach regularly. During PMS, these veggies will prepare you to deal with dizziness, pain, anåd fatigue.
Meanwhile, sweet fruits can replace your usual sugary food choices and fruits with high water content can keep you hydrated. So stock up on watermelon, strawberries, apples, pineapples, and even wild blueberries.
Lean Beef, Chicken, & Turkey
Lean meats are already considered healthier than non-lean meats in general. But even if you're not on a low-calorie, low-fat diet, the high protein content here is good for your concentration. Lean meats also contain Vitamin B12, which staves off sluggishness.
Salmon belongs to the fatty fish group, which is known for producing omega-3 fats, which can improve PMS by complementing the omega-6 fats you get from eggs and vegetable oils. It also contains iron and magnesium.
Peanut is another source of magnesium. Okay, but what's the deal with magnesium? It can aid in regulating your level of feel-good chemical or serotonin. So if you want some pick-me-upper, reach for the peanuts or peanut butter in your pantry. Just skip the salted ones and don't eat the entire jar to avoid gaining pounds.
For those who suffer from PMS or menstrual migraines, a dose of magnesium (again) can relieve your symptoms. Where else to get it but from pumpkin seeds? These can be added to dishes or munched on their own.
Keep PMS at bay with a calcium-rich snack, such as yogurt. It does not just prevent symptoms from forming but also provide a quarter of your required daily calcium allowance. Fix yourself a cup on the side while you work, study, or Netflix and chill. And go for low-fat or fat-free if you can.
What you drink matters, and chamomile tea is perfect during PMS. This infusion can help calm your nerves. Its aroma alone can already improve your mood. Just make sure to sip decaf so you won't have to deal with caffeine, which is said to increase irritability. Yikes.
If chamomile isn't your cup of tea – no pun intended – any other herbal option you prefer is A-OK.
But keep in mind that taking good care of yourself shouldn't only happen around your period. Keeping your hormone levels stable is all about maintaining a balanced diet.
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