Pumpkin seeds - Pumpkin seeds are no longer just a seasonal delicacy, these seeds can help alleviate water retention, and mood swings due to its magnesium content, and its ability to regulate serotonin levels. “Magnesium is a great way to decrease water retention during PMS,” Burns said.
Brocoli - This green vegetable has a high fiber content that can actually ease bloating. Broccoli has calcium, vitamins A, C, B6, and E, potassium, and magnesium — nutrients that help alleviate PMS symptoms. A 2000 study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology found a low-fat, vegetarian diet that emphasized the consumption of plant-based foods, significantly reduced pain and PMS for many women. The symptom effects could be due to the dietary influences on estrogen activity.
Hot Drinks - Girls may find that they crave simple carbs, sugars and fats before and during their periods and often this is because serotonin levels may be low, and these foods can elevate serotonin quickly. Instead of opting for chocolate I recommend Teapigs chocolate flake tea which is a healthier alternative that doesn’t cause your mood to crash, causing more cravings. Teapigs is all natural and can be served with or without milk with no additives or added sugar. This tea comes in teen parcel boxes which I’ll speak more about at the end of the post.
Salmon - Salmon, and other fish are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids that not only have heart benefits, but can also provide menstrual relief. A 1996 study published in Obstetricians and Gynecology found women who received a daily dose of 6 grams of fish oil, providing 1,080 milligrams (mg) of EPA, and 720 mg of DHA, had experienced significantly less menstrual pain while taking the fish oil supplements. The women were between the ages of 15 to 18, and took these pills over the course of two months.
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