7 Foods to Help Stop PMS

Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about PMS each month?  Imagine never having to deal with mood swings, vicious cravings for sweets, acne, bloating, and aches and pains!

PMS is not something we women should have to live with; in fact, PMS is a sign that something isn’t quite right in your body.  It’s actually related to hormonal imbalances, which can be caused by many things, including poor diet, poor nutrient absorption and excess estrogen from an overloaded liver.

I know that eating the right foods can help reduce PMS symptoms dramatically – I’ve managed to almost completely eliminate any PMS that I used to have simply by changing some aspects of my diet and exercising properly.

If you want to reduce your own PMS symptoms, it’s important to eat a variety of natural, whole foods to get all the nutrients your body needs during this time.  These 7 foods contain specific nutrients that will help alleviate PMS symptoms.

 

  1. Avocado – The healthy fat and high potassium levels in this fruit can help reduce bloating and minimize cravings for sweets.
  2. Brown Rice – Grains like quinoa, brown rice, amaranth and even whole wheat contain a ton of B vitamins, which are crucial to helping you manage stress. Excess cortisol blocks progesterone production, forcing your body into an estrogen dominant state.
  3. Beets – These lovely root vegetables contain a ton of folate, which helps prevent symptoms like mental fatigue, insomnia and forgetfulness.
  4. Dark Chocolate – The antioxidants in dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher) help reduce blood pressure and cramping. Dark chocolate is high in magnesium, which also helps with bloating, fatigue and depression.
  5. Brazil Nuts – Loaded with selenium, Brazil nuts are an excellent antioxidant and they help prevent PMS-related breakouts.
  6. Ground Flaxseed – Flaxseed plays a major role in estrogen metabolism and help break any excess down for elimination.
  7. Water – Water is vital to flush out metabolized estrogen and other waste. Aim for at least 2.5 liters of pure, filtered water each day.

 

Hormonal imbalances can take some time to fix themselves, but with a few minor changes to your diet, you can start reducing your PMS symptoms now.

 

Do you want to get rid of PMS and menstrual cramps for good?  I can help – schedule your free transformation consultation today and we can discuss your health goals and concerns to see if we’d be a good fit!

References:
http://www.health.com/pms/pms-foods
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/healthy-eating/tips/foods-for-pms/
http://www.joybauer.com/photo-gallery/5-foods-that-help-fight-pms/
https://draxe.com/pms-symptoms/

 

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