Mood swings, bloating, irritability, food-cravings, and depression—these are just a few of the common premenstrual syndrome symptoms that women suffer from each month. But the good news is that there are tons of natural options that have proven to be very effective in beating PMS.
According to guest speaker Dr. Mark Hyman, PMS occurs when hormones become unbalanced. Estrogen levels increase and progesterone levels decrease, either relatively or absolutely. Many things can promote these unbalances, such as too much sugar, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, and stress. However, turning to a whole-foods diet, managing stress, and exercising regularly can help get your hormones back in balance.
Best Foods to Eat
Eating foods that are rich in certain vitamins and minerals such as B1, B2, B6, calcium, and magnesium can help balance hormones, increase energy, and improve mood.