Nix PMS with beans

/Nix PMS with beans

Nix PMS with beans

My HormonologyDread the irritability, depression, see-sawy moods and insomnia that are part of PMS in your premenstrual Week 4?

The results of a 10-year study in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveal an easy way you can cut your risk of developing these and other PMS-related symptoms by 30 to 40 percent: Get 20 mg. daily of “non-heme” iron–the kind from plant foods (such as beans, tofu, lentils, spinach and iron-fortified cereal) and supplements–all cycle long.

As the researchers explain, iron helps produce serotonin, a brain chemical that balances mood and improves sleep. And that’s key since serotonin production drops throughout your Week 4 as estrogen levels dip, triggering those unwanted PMS symptoms. 

 

By | 2018-08-12T16:32:47+00:00 July 14th, 2013|diet, health, hormonology tip, moodiness, natural remedies, pms|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at MyHormonology.com/28-days-fundraiser.

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