PMT (also known as premenstrual syndrome) is something most women experience.
When the ‘time of the month’ swings round, symptoms such as bloating, abdominal cramps, irritability and headaches can play havoc with a woman’s emotional and physical well-being.
While there are over-the-counter medicines offering relief from these troubling symptoms, one of the most effective ways to address PMT is through diet.
Below we explore five foods that can help prevent PMT:
Vegetables, fruit and high fibre foods
Changes in hormone levels are thought to be a primary cause of PMT. Therefore a fibre-rich diet can be highly beneficial for those with severe symptoms. This is because fibre reduces the stress on your liver – the organ that metabolises hormones, including oestrogen. Furthermore, once digested, fibre absorbs excess oestrogen and transports it out of the body. The added benefit is that fibre balances blood...