Premenstrual syndrome (or PMS) comes once a month for most women. And while the majority of women experience almost no PMS symptoms, approximately 20-percent of women suffer with moderate to severe aches and pains—including tender breasts, bloating, headache, abdominal cramping, and mood swings—the week before their menstruation commences.
Many medical experts point to fluctuating hormone levels as the culprit for uncomfortable PMS symptoms. But many would add that diet can play a huge role when it comes to the severity of PMS symptoms.
What do you eat and drink in the weeks prior to your period. Here are 10 food and drink recommendations that have been shown to reduce PMS symptoms…
1. Vitamin B
Vitamin B is your ally when it comes to blasting the uncomfortable symptoms of PMS—such as mood swings, bloating, fatigue, and bad food cravings. So add a multivitamin or B12 complex to your regular diet or start eating more sweet potatoes, eggs, and chicken breast.