Fight PMS with These 10 Foods (PMS Power Salad Recipe)

There are tons of great things about being a woman, but PMS isn’t one of them. It’s amazing that almost half the 13 to 50-year-old population goes through monthly suffering, but it’s true.

Are bloating, cramps, headaches and mood swings part of your life every 4 weeks? You can get a lot of relief by simply paying attention to what you eat. Nutrient dense foods can ease your symptoms and satisfy your cravings, all at the same time.

Top 10 Foods to Tame PMS

1. Quinoa

It’s one of our favorite staples to keep in the pantry for lots of reasons, and beating PMS is one!

Quinoa is a complex carbohydrate. It boosts the levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin while helping you feel full longer. That means you don’t lose your temper, and you don’t binge on sugary snacks either.

2. Broccoli

Broccoli is another food that gives you 2 weapons against PMS symptoms. It's high in calcium and fiber too.

Studies show that women who get the most calcium are the least likely to suffer with PMS. Women should get 1000 mg per day.

Plus, broccoli’s high levels of fiber will ease bloating and get rid of puffiness.

3. Grilled Wild Salmon

Salmon is high in Omega-3 These fatty acids that are mood boosters that rival antidepressants. It’s also full of Vitamin D, which is one of the top foods for preventing PMS symptoms completely.

4. Bananas

A lot of women have trouble sleeping during their period. That means that they’re tired, which means their mood will be worse. Plus, studies show that lack of sleep makes women more prone to pain, so their cramps will be worse.

Bananas contain melatonin, a sleep aid hormone that helps you get a good night of sleep, so eat one before bed.

5. Pumpkin Seeds

Do you get bad headaches before or during your period? Pumpkin seeds are loaded with magnesium, which relaxes blood vessels and helps with headache pain.

6. Kale

Kale and all of the dark green leafy vegetables are high in Vitamin A, and that helps with PMS skin problems.

If you tend to break out right before your period, sauté up some spinach or kale to keep pimples at bay.

7. Lean Meats

Turkey, chicken and beef are all loaded with Vitamin B 12 and protein.

The B12 will give you the energy you need to fight the exhausted feeling you get during your period. And the protein will keep you feeling awake and full.

8. Eggs

Are you always hungry right before your period? Does it sabotage your healthy eating habits? Head off your PMS cravings with a nutrient dense breakfast of eggs.

9. Avocado

A recent study found that when women eat Vitamin E and oleic acid, which are both found in avocados, their PMS symptoms improved.

10. Water

Water retention is one of the worst symptoms of PMS. Your clothes feel tight and it makes you uncomfortable. The best thing you can do to fight it is to cut out as much salt as possible and drink lots and lots of water.

Here’s a great salad to help fight PMS symptoms. It’s loaded with lots of the ingredients above and will help fight bloating and the blues at the same time!

Danette May Recipe Kale Salad

Yours in health,


P.S. I hope you will share this with your lady friends and please leave a comment below. I love hearing from you!