There’s no need to suffer alone during that time of the month. Here are 4 edibles to make you feel better.
1. Evening primrose oil
Rich in Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid, this supplement is often recommended to ease PMS discomforts, breast pain and inflammatory diseases such as eczema and rheumatoid arthritis.
2. Soy milk
According to Women’s Health Zone (www.womenhealthzone.com), soy milk contains magnesium which is often regarded as a muscle relaxant and an effective aid for blood circulation. Not a fan of soy milk? Opt for spinach, legumes and whole, unrefined grains.
3. Dark chocolate
With a higher cocoa content than milk or white chocolate, this dark delight contains more flavanoids which reduce blood clots, leading to more regular menstrual cycles. It also contains phenylethylamine which can help with PMS symptoms as well as mood swings.
Research suggests that calcium might relieve premenstrual syndrome. Calcium supplements work just as well for the lactose intolerant. You do know that calcium contributes to stronger bones.