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Food Is Our Friend

Food Is Our Friend

I love food. Food is really good. I think we can all agree on that, right? Ok perf. Now...I don't love PMS symptoms. I'm also pretty sure we can all agree on that. So, why profess my extreme love for food in the same paragraph as my disdain for PMS symptoms? Because food is our friend people. There are foods we can eat that can potentially limit some of the negative effects of PMS! Hurrah! I'll take it! 

Symptoms that can throw us off our day {insert eye roll emoji} can include:

  • Bloating 
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Aches
  • Mood changes

Ain't nobody got time for that. So here is a list of friendly foods and foods to avoid when you are PMSing! Oh, and please always try to eat organic when possible...our bodies definitely don't need gross pesticides.

EAT ME: 

  • High Fiber foods like fruits and veggies reduce bloating!
  • Bananas, strawberries, blueberries, 
  • Spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, bell peppers
  • Lean meats & fish
  • Beans, peas, & lentils
  • Water...need I say more?
  • Whole grain/sprouted grain bread
  • Quinoa & brown rice

DON'T EAT ME:

  • Refined sugars, and caffeine = inflammation = ugh
  • Salt...I know it's good but keep it to a minimum and try organic pink salt!
  • Processed foods
  • Soda (really you should try and stop drinking this altogether!)
  • Alcohol
  • Fatty meats
  • High fat dairy

So...while we may not be able to completely prevent or stop all PMS symptoms, we do have some ways to fight back! Get on Pinterest and find some yummy and healthy recipes and enjoy...or hint hint...come back and check out PMS friendly recipes in the next post!

xoxo,

Lindsay