I definitely know that my period is round the corner when:
- My favourite pair of jeans has shrunk and am not bloated
- Everyone around me has an attitude problem (except me of course)
- Am adding chocolate chips to my cheese omelette
- My husband is suddenly agreeing to everything I say
Not all women suffer from PMS symptom (cramps, headaches, irritability, food cravings and more stuff that make menopause appealing. These symptoms can be influenced by nutrition, stress, genetics but largely by hormonal imbalance. Improving the estrogen-progesterone balance naturally is the best way to send PMS packing. Here are 6+1 Natural PMS remedies:
1. B Vitamins
Having B vitamins in your diet will lead to increased energy and relief from anxiety and stress. This is by consuming foods like bananas, lentils, avocados, spinach, broccoli & sweet potatoes.
2. Coconut Oil
An amazing natural remedy, it provides the necessary building blocks for hormone production and a dozen other benefits. You can start with a teaspoon of raw coconut oil daily can even add it to your coffee or tea.
Try getting your daily dose of calcium through foods like cheese, green leafy veggies, flax seeds.
4. Peppermint Tea
Good for relieving PMS bloating. One containing the herb chasteberry will help with anger, breast tenderness and headaches.
Must admit I do not always wish to workout let alone do some walking during my PMS time but surprisingly, exercising can relieve those symptoms and endorphines will make you feel a lot better so break a sweat ladies!
Sleep like a baby! I cannot stress this enough. This is the best natural remedy for PMS. Do everything you can to get a good night’s rest.
7. Dark chocolate
Have you noticed you crave chocolate around your period? There is actually a reason behind those cravings! Eating dark chocolate boosts serotonin (the “feeling good”hormone) and gives you a mood lift. So why not give it what it craves! Dark chocolate is high in magnesium. Is there anything chocolate won’t fix??