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.
- 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?
- 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.
- Get that Vitamin D.
You can find vitamin D in oysters and salmon.
- 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.
- Limit your alcohol.
Alcohol can affect your sleep, keeping you restless at night.
- 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.