Bloating, abdominal cramps, irritability, hunger cravings…I’m looking at you chocolate, and crying at the drop of a hat—UGH—it’s that time of the month, yet again!
If you one of the unlucky women who suffer extremely uncomfortable pre-menstrual syndrome aches and pains, the following ten foods may help you suffer a lot less each month when “Aunt Flow” comes to visit…
1. Whole Grains
While simple carbohydrates, like white breads and pastas, will cause an energy crash—carbohydrates of the complex variety actually soothe premenstrual hunger pangs, irritability, and fatigue. This is because whole grains—like oats, quinoa, amaranth, barley, and buckwheat deliver a hearty does of serotonin, known as the “feel good” and “sedative” neurotransmitter.