Get rid of mood swings with probiotics.
bacteria help correct imbalances that may contribute to mood swings
during PMS. Pair yogurt and other fermented dairy products rich in
probiotics with prebiotics (fruits, sourdough bread, kombucha tea, barrel-cured sauerkraut or kimchee, anchovies) to help with nutrient
You'll diminish bloating and help
with fluid balance.Add potassium-rich foods
like bananas, melons, or sweet prunes (bursting with magnesium,
fiber, and iron) or try a glass of
tomato juice or OJ. Food with fructose and fiber will help you avoid PMS cravings like chocolate.
Bran and whole grains like kamut, oats, and barley with fiber and protein help fight menstrual-cycle sluggishness. Cereal with at least 5 grams of fiber works easily, but don't overdo it: fiber in excess (like 60 grams or so daily) has been
shown to block some nutrient absorption.
Movement actually helps the uterus relax and can help reduce pain and cramping.Indulge in chocolate.
Just make it dark; it contains significant amounts of magnesium which helps relieve menstrual cramps. Cacao, while relatively high in fat, contains small amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which have been recommended to help regulate menstrual cycles. It's also got endorphins, which will make you feel great, regardless of if it's "that time of month."Source: Nicolette M. Pace, MS, RD.