Oh, the joys of PMS. Bloating, cramps, irritability, headaches. They are just some of the things we love about getting our periods (not).
It can only take one (or all combined) of these little gems to ruin your entire day but a great way to keep these issues at bay is to stock up on some special food for that time of the month that will help subside even some of the worst symptoms:
Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts
High-fibre veggies can ease bloating. Their high water content help push things along and rid the puffiness and discomfort we sometimes feel.
Salmon and Chia Seeds
If your period brings a case of the blues each month, add a dose of omega-3. These little fatty acids can boost your mood and also keep the little menstrual blues at bay.
Disrupted sleep is common for many women right before their period is due. Make sure to get your z's by eating bananas, which contain melatonin – a sleep-aid hormone that's secreted at night and helps regulate your body's natural rhythms.
These PMS cravings are no joke, we know! But the best defence is a good offence: stay ahead of hunger! Start your day off with a good breakfast that is rich in protein and healthy fats. An omelette will help you feel satisfied and energised for the day.