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Eating Healthy Foods May Reduce PMS symptoms.

Updated on February 4, 2017

Premenstrual symptoms can interfere with the chemical changes in the brain causing you to explode like a volcano in full force, but there are ways to ease the symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome(PMS) Research indicates that premenstrual syndrome or PMS occurs one or two weeks before your menstrual cycle; however, not all women experience the same symptoms.

Some of these symptoms include: bloating, headaches, nausea,digestive disorders, swollen or tender breasts, moodiness, irritability, sadness and acne breakouts according to research.

Reduce your salt-intake in order to avoid bloating. Stay away from junk food. Some good healthy food choices that you could include in your diet are Salmon, yogurt, oatmeal, chicken breast, lean turkey and meat. In addition, eggs, green leafy vegetables such as Broccoli and Kale contain inflammatory properties which can ease those PMS symptoms.

Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory chemicals that suppress muscle spasms, which trigger cramps according to research. Yogurt, on the other hand, contains calcium which helps get rid of mood swings. You should include three servings of yogurt, skim milk, cheese as part of your diet. Next, oatmeal is a good source of fiber. Fiber prevents intestinal issues. A high fiber cereal or whole grain is a healthy choice as soon as you start to feel those PMS symptoms coming. Finally, chicken breast. It could be grilled or broiled. As long as you're getting your protein. Eat this to get rid of your cramps health experts confirm.

By: Marlene

Updated information: Feb 4, 2015

Sources: Donnica Moore MD. Author of Women's Health For Life.

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      Marlene 2 years ago from FL.

      @Thelma, I can relate to your comment as well. You're very welcomed.. Thanks for stopping by to read& comment.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      How I wish I know this before in my younger years. Thanks for the information.