When we get our period, we get hunger - often oversized hunger. The reason for this is that our body uses a lot of energy, minerals and vitamins for our monthly bleeding. Often we get stomach cramps, headaches, nausea and sometimes we just can't get out of bed. In order to counteract these phenomena positively, it is particularly important at this time to pay attention to consume a little more mineral and vitamin-containing food. If you have an extreme appetite for chocolate, you should rather eat raw cocoa - without sugar, e.g. mixed with a hot hazelnut rice drink - or fried or baked potatoes instead of potato chips with coconut oil. Here are a few important substances that prevent PMS:
Calcium fulfils many important functions in the body - it is of great importance for hormone release and blood coagulation and also regulates the activity of various enzymes. Those who eat more calcium-containing products avoid PMS symptoms such as water retention in the legs and feelings of tension in the chest. On top of that, calcium is also a mood enhancer. Vegetable foods with a high calcium content include sesame seeds, linseed, chives, beans, sunflower seeds, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, nuts, eggs, oat milk + calcium and calcium-rich water.
If you want to prevent tension, chest and abdominal pain in the days before the days, you should increasingly use foods containing magnesium. Magnesium has a relaxing effect and helps prevent PMS-related weight gain. Soy products, almonds, peanuts, wholemeal products, oat flakes, lentils, spinach, bananas, raisins and potatoes have a high magnesium content.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, immune-supporting and neuroprotective properties, vitamin E is a true all-rounder. As a rule, vitamin E helps to alleviate general PMS symptoms and pain. It is found in vegetable oils such as olive and sunflower oil, beans, tomatoes, broccoli and carrots.
Vitamin B6 is an important component of amino acid metabolism and glucose production. Study results also show that vitamin B6 helps to reduce oedema and water retention. In combination with magnesium, vitamin B6 has a hormone regulating function. In addition, the vitamin has a positive influence on the serotonin metabolism, thus ensuring a good mood. Potatoes, pulses, bananas, cabbage and green beans are rich in vitamin B6.
By the way, seeds and kernels such as linseed, sesame, pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds are also said to have a PMS preventive effect. So just try to include a tablespoon of it in your diet every day. However, they alternate time and again, as the body can develop a defensive reaction during the daily consumption of a food. At some point the daily grind is too boring for us and we need a change. That's how our body feels.
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