Diet Tips To Ease Period Pain

The buttons on your pants feel like they’re about to burst, and you bit your co-worker’s head off today for no reason. Yeah, it’s PMS time.

Maybe it’s time to go on a diet… A PMS diet that is.

First up: fatty fish like salmon or tuna.

Research shows vitamin D in this seafood helps battle the blues and other symptoms that come along with PMS.

Eat dairy: Like low-fat milk, cheese and yogurt.

They’re packed with calcium, which is known as a bone builder and bloat buster that battles moodiness, too. It’s a win, win, win!

Related: The Right Way to Eat Dairy

Veggies more your vibe?

Put leafy greens like spinach on your mid-month menu. They’re high in magnesium. Research shows women tend to get low on this mineral as symptoms set in, which can increase irritability.

Go nuts…

Even if you already feel like you are. Peanuts, hazelnuts, and especially almonds are high in vitamin E, a proven PMS treatment.

Finally, remember to stay hydrated to battle the bloat. And don’t overdo the sugar. No matter how much you are craving it, it is not your friend.

Related: 6 Nuts We Are Nuts About!

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Dr. Jennifer Miranda

Dr. Jennifer Miranda is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who believes that doctors should make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. To this end, she founded Pure Executive Health & Wellness, a comprehensive medical practice centered around the importance of the patient-physician relationship in achieving total body wellness.

Dr. Miranda is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, she was a four-time recipient of the annual John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement of highest distinction, and she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious collegiate national honor society. She then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine where she graduated with selection into Alpha Omega Alpha, which is the highest honor someone can obtain during their medical education. Her exceptional skills as a resident led to her selection as Intern of the Year and later as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also has extensive knowledge in the field of Functional Medicine, and has recently completed a 2 year comprehensive program at the University of Miami.