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The How-To Lounge: Eating Away PMS

No woman I know likes getting her period, but it's just one part of being a woman. If you're one of the unlucky ones who suffers from bad PMS, here are some diet tips to help reduce the inevitable symptoms of irritability and cramps.

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  • Cut the caffeine. It raises your stress hormones levels and intensifies cramps
  • We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for your metabolism and brain, but it's also crucial for keeping your blood sugar from dropping, causing moodiness. Eat a combo of protein and carbohydrates and remember to stay away from excess sugar
  • Foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids will help stabilize your hormone peaks so aim for eating foods such as salmon, nuts, or avocado the days leading up to your period
  • Magnesium is a mineral that has a calming effect to counteract irritability so stock up on magnesium supplements and eat a lot of whole grains, lentils and leafy green vegetables

Give this special diet a try next month and let me know how it worked for you!


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