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Ayushi Agarwal

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8 Foods To Ease Those Awful PMS Woes

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  •  February 24, 2016


PMS: That time of month when women basically become bi-polar creatures, due to intense discomfort and pain. We trudge through those 7 days with blood, hunger and tears.

Yes, we’d gobble up anything you’d put in front of within seconds. So ladies, in addition to all that ice-cream and junk, try the following 8 food in order to ease the pain of PMS and make it suck a little less:

  1. Nuts and Seeds

Foods like walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds are rich in manganese. This helps ease your muscles and causes you to relax. So instead of taking a bag of chips to work, try packing a nut mix instead. Nuts are also rich in protein so it’s a win-win situation.


2. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a good way to crave that sweet tooth without binging on unhealthy foods. Even though it is a chocolate treat, dark chocolate helps relax your muscles – plus it keeps you happier which is good for you and everyone around you.


3. Salmon

Salmon has anti-inflammatory effects that will reduce bloating and cramps. It is also a great source of vitamin D and vitamin B6. These help reduce irritability and breast tenderness. Including salmon into your diet could be as easy as buying a can of salmon instead of tuna – yum, salmon sandwiches


4. Brown Rice

Instead of ordering your usual “white rice bowl with chicken” at Chipotle, try the brown rice during your menstrual cycle. Brown rice also contains vitamin B6,  which reduces bloating and eases cramps. I would also ease off of the sour cream and cheese that week, but that’s just me.


5. Tea

Caffeine is a food you will want to avoid during that time of the month because it makes you anxious and causes your body to retain water. So instead of reaching for your daily cup of java, reach out for a healthy mug of green tea. This will help decrease the amount of cramps that’ll be attacking your insides.


6. Pineapple

If your cramps are almost too much to handle, reach out for a slice of pineapple. Pineapple will ease your cramps by relaxing your muscles. This tropical fruit will also boost your mood and make you feel happier.


7. Water

Water is always an important factor. Drinking lots of water stops your body from retaining liquids, which can cause discomfort.


8. Celery

Celery is a water based food that has all the benefits of drinking water in a delicious vegetable. Celery and hummus dip can be your best friend while you’re PMSing.



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