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What suggestions do you have for PMS cravings?

I have terrible mood swings with PMS, but also feel like I'm starving all the time, and then binge eat.  I'm new to this system, and I already love it.  It's made my skin clearer, my IBS is better, as is my heartburn, AND headaches.  But at PMS time, I still feel emotional and way too hungry.  Any suggestions for that time of the month?  Thanks so much!

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5 years ago

Dietitian's Answer

Maryanne, yes I know they are real ;) Some new research came out that shows vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin) may help reduce PMS symptoms. Magnesium has also been shown to ease some pain. Here are a few foods that you might want to toss in your Blast!

Thiamine - sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, lentils, beans, asparagus, green peas, flax, spinach

Riboflavin - almonds, spinach, mushrooms, collards, broccoli, Swiss chard

Magnesium - nuts, seeds, beans, Swiss chard and collards

Flaxseeds and evening primrose oil have also helped some women.

And funny enough I just read this article this morning! It talks about plant-based iron sources as being good for PMS relief.

http://women.webmd.com/news/20130226/iron-rich-diet-might-ease-pms-misery

You've given me a great idea for an article to write. I'll add it to the list :)

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