When it comes to that time of the month, many women are like clockwork and their bodies let them know that it’s coming. Typically one to two weeks before you get your period, your body sends you some PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) signs. Sometimes different parts of your body hurt, like your abdomen, back, legs, breasts, you feel bloated, you’re sentimental or moody, and you even get headaches, it really varies from person to person. Many times the food you eat can affect how bloated you are and there are some foods that can fight those PMS symptoms.
Women who eat 4 servings a day of foods rich in vitamin D and calcium have a lower risk for PMS compared to those that don’t. Foods like yogurt, cheese, milk, and fruits and vegetables with calcium are great to keep those PMS symptoms. Salmon is also a great form of vitamin D; it has omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B6.
Kale is a leafy green that is an excellent source of vitamin A, which regulates your hormones. This leafy vegetable is also a great source of fiber, which can prevent constipation and bloating. Edamame is also great for de-bloating thanks to the amount of magnesium it has. In addition it can give you energy and even lift your mood. It’s also important to eat less salt because that increases your chances of retaining fluid.