Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Curb the Symptoms of PMS

Just because your period is due doesn’t mean that you have to feel bloated, irritable and crampy. These remedies will gently soothe the symptoms of PMS.

A daily B-complex vitamin supplement can help relieve irritability, moodiness, swelling and bloating.

Calcium can help decrease bloating and irritability, muscle cramps, pelvic pain and nervousness. Take a 500-miligram supplement twice a day and make sure that you eat at least two or three calcium-rich foods a day. Good options include low-fat yogurt, skimmed milk and tinned sardines or salmon.

Exercise helps with cramping and helps your system to flow regularly.

Iron prevents fatigue and anemia, so eat some eggs, fish, meat, poultry, beans, legumes, or dried fruit to prevent iron-poor blood.

If you slightly increase your protein intake and slightly decrease your carbohydrates intake, you can reduce that bloated feeling often associated with PMS.

If you have sweet cravings that you just can’t ignore, eat a few boiled sweets. Don’t forget: stay away from salty processed foods because they make your body retain more fluid and therefore increase PMS symptoms.