“Over 20 Nourishing Foods to Ease Period Discomfort and Boost Your Mood”

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Are you looking for a sweet and delicious PMS remedy? These delicious foods can help.

You may be like me and crave carbs and sweets in the days before your period. Tracy Lockwood Beckerman RD is a registered dietitian who has written The Better Period Food Solution. She knows the foods that are scientifically proven for relief from period symptoms.

When you think of remedies for your menstrual period, there are probably a few that come to mind. You might not believe that food can help you manage your cycle. Beckerman explains this in the newest episode of You Versus Food. Spoiler alert! It definitely does. She says that eating with your cycle is a great way to balance hormones, reduce period pains and regulate your cycle.

Beckerman, for example, recommends that you eat foods high in magnesium, such as spinach and pumpkin seeds, in the weeks leading up to your cycle. This mineral, she claims, helps combat fatigue and cramps. Dark chocolate also contains magnesium.

Beckerman suggests that you should add more iron-rich food to your diet during your period. This is because your body will be deficient in this nutrient. Lack of iron can make you feel sluggish.

Here are 28 foods that Beckerman says can help make your period more manageable and less…well, terrible. Beckerman claims that certain foods can make periods more manageable, and even less painful. Watch the video to see the full list. And while you’re watching, enjoy some dark chocolate.

Also, these gluten-free brownies contain ingredients that fight PMS. This gentle yoga practice can also help relieve cramps.