Personally, when I experience my period starting to come around, all I want is chocolate milk, in fact I’m drinking it now!  It’s a crazy thing that your body does craving those specific sugary and salty treats during that time of the month. I have to really fight it to keep my healthy eating habits alive, but here are some foods that can help you during PMS.

  1. Kale is the wonder food. 
    Dark, leafy greens are good for you always, but especially during PMS.  The iron and B vitamins can help you fight off fatigue! I like to roast Kale in the oven with salt and a drizzle of olive oil to make my own healthy chips!  Or why not sauté them with some garlic for a delicious side to your meal?
  2. Drink a lot of water.
    It might sound obvious, but when you drink a lot of water you feel fuller longer and it helps to reduce bloating.  I like to drink liters of sparkling water (I have a soda stream), or I’ll chop up a cucumber and add it for a refreshing taste.
  3. Get that Vitamin D. 
    You can find vitamin D in oysters and salmon.
  4. Eat more complex carbs. 
    This means that the carbohydrates have 3 or more natural sugars and will be high in fiber.  This helps you to keep cravings under control, feeling fuller longer. Try eating sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, and lentils.
  5. Limit your alcohol.
    Alcohol can affect your sleep, keeping you restless at night.
  6. Limit the caffeine.
    I know, easier said than done, but too much of it can also interrupt your sleeping patterns and keep you more agitated during the day.