Premenstrual syndrome is a real medical condition. It causes a range of symptoms from mood swings and fatigue to brain fog dizziness, nausea and cramps all related to your menstrual cycle

While some women can live through their periods without any signs of sickness, many women struggle with PMS for a variety of reason.

While there are medical solutions for this very real medical condition, another way you can address the symptoms of PMS is with your diet. 

Ginger tea and crystalised ginger

Ginger is one of those foods that are great for just about every illness. As natural anti-inflammatory ginger can help soothe menstrual cramps and PMS related joint and muscle pain. 

Ginger is also a great way to calm your stomach and reduce nausea which is a PMS symptom some women struggle with.

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Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate (70%-85%) is rich in magnesium, and all the other benefits of chocolate include mood-boosting. 

According to a study on magnesium deficiency and it’s relationship with PMS, women with a magnesium deficiency experience more severe PMS symptoms. 

Yoghurt 

It’s creamy, delicious, comforting and full of probiotics. Another unpleasant effect of PMS is a yeast infection that some women get chronically after their periods. 

This could be related to the sanitary products they use or medication taken to ease other PMS symptoms. 

Go bananas

Bananas are a comfort food from childhood, they’re easy to eat and unoffensive (most of the time) even when you feel nauseous.

Bananas are rich in potassium which eases cramping and also rich in B vitamins which are a great way to balance mood swings.

Get nuts

Peanuts and even peanut butter are rich and comforting, like dark chocolate and also high in magnesium. 

Peanut butter is also rich in B vitamins, great for balancing your moods and giving a healthy dose of comfort. Try the sugar and salt-free variety and avoid the negative effects of sugar and salt that include water retention and bloating. 

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