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Food Choices to Fight PMS

menstrual cycle calendarWhen watching diet and weight, changes in mood, water retention, and cravings can be distressing. Unfortunately, many women deal with these things on a monthly basis. Women experience the 150 possible symptoms of PMS to varying degrees and in different combinations. These symptoms are physical (bloating, fatigue, cramps), emotional (sadness, irritability, anxiety), and mental (distraction, forgetfulness, confusion).

Common knowledge sometimes tells us that our bodies crave things they need and we should follow our cravings. Cravings for candy bars, fried foods, potato chips, and soda really are not helpful long-term or short-term. The following items are healthy ways to combat PMS symptoms: (more…)