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Eat it to beat it: PMS

By Phoebe McCreath |


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The right nutrients can help you beat even the niggliest of conditions. Enter our latest series… eat it to beat it!

While menstruating, it’s tempting to reach for chips, ice cream and lots of SUGAR.

But, munching on these won’t do your symptoms any favours – in fact, they’ll probably make them even worse. Try these foods to give PMS the boot…

If you’re bloated, try broccoli and cabbage.

While it might go against everything you’ve been told, eating more fibre can help alleviate bloat! Increasing your (if you know what we mean!).

If you feel irritated, reach for popcorn.

Popcorn may not seem like the first thing to munch on, but turns out those little ! This “happy hormone” works wonders to boost your mood and reduce irritability. Try natural air-popped popcorn and add your favourite toppings!

If you feel sad, try omega-3 fats.

We’ve all experienced a case of the blues during that time of the month. Give sadness the flick by . In fact, !

If you have cravings, reach for protein.

Period cravings are no joke! To fight back, crowd out your cravings with veggies and fill up on protein and healthy fats to keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Remember, to up your iron intake.

so it’s important to up your iron intake . Try .

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