Super Foods For Premenstrual Syndrome

By Nmami Agarwal     27-Sep 2018

Super Foods For Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome, also abbreviated as PMS, is the physical and emotional conditions that women undergo during certain days of the menstrual cycle. Increase in estrogens and progesterone levels cause mood swings, anxiety, irritability and cramps making life difficult. The over-the-counter pain relievers can alleviate the cramps but that is not sufficient, to tone down the discomforts of dietary changes or some specific foods can turn out to be the best tool.
Women may think that can’t do much to bring down the complexities during PMS. But that isn’t true. There are some foods that can come out to their rescue, putting themselves in the category of superfoods for Premenstrual syndrome.

Green tea: Green tea can comfort women during PMS by lowering estrogens levels which in turn help the endocrine system to function in a more efficient manner. Their high antioxidant content boosts immunity.

Oats: They are high in magnesium, which eases the combat with PMS. Magnesium calms nerves and improves the functioning of thyroid and sex hormones. Soaking oats in water neutralizes phytic acid present in it which otherwise may inhibit absorption of magnesium.

Cucumber: It detoxifies liver which is great to boost hormone health and also strengthen metabolism. Cucumbers also have a great way of fighting acne caused by PMS.

Banana: Vitamin B6 is the key ingredient in Banana which reduces anxiety and breast tenderness during PMS. Potassium which helps in bloating and decreases chances of cramps is present in Bananas.

Dark Chocolate: Its antioxidants trigger the walls of the blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure and improving circulation. This treat also has magnesium which is vital in the fight against PMS discomforts. It also enhances mood.

Seeds: Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Calcium are some of the vitals that keep PMS uneasiness at bay which is present in ample in sesame, sunflower and flax seeds. Vitamin B6 synthesizes neurotransmitter dopamine calming the nerves and offer relief from cramps. Flax seeds are also high on omega-3 fatty acids, which helps in balancing hormones. The fennel seeds (sauf) helps greatly in calming the muscles.

Over to you:

There are no mountainous tasks to be accomplished for comforting yourself during PMS. All you need is some hygiene maintenance accompanied by slight inclusions of some vital food ingredients in your diet to win over the PMS.

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Beets have a lovely colour, taste and texture. But beets aren’t supposed to be smoked like eggplant. You need to boil them up before smoking, else they’re going to take forever in preparation. Here is our quick and easy guide for best smoked beets recipe

Nutritional Benefits

Beetroot provides you with fibre, iron, potassium, folate and Vitamin C which is good for skin and further act as an antioxidant. It can improve exercise performance, lower blood pressure and serve as a low calorie food. It can also improve digestion and help in weight management. Thyme is a Mediterranean herb and has been traditionally used to cure diarrhoea, stomach ache and sore throat.

Ingredients

2 small beets

Few sprigs of thyme

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Salt- as per taste

Calorie = 112 kcal
Protein = 2.8 grams
Carbohydrates = 14.8 grams
Fat = 4.7 grams
Recommended for- High Blood Pressure and Digestion
Course- Evening Snack

Method

Cut beets into thin slices

Put them in a saucepan, with some water. Boil until tender

Next, light your charcoal or barbecue fire

Take a large piece of foil and lay the beets in them. Brush a little olive oil and top with thyme and lemon zest.

Fold the foil and twist the ends together. Punch small holes in the foil with the help of a knife or fork.

Leave it to cook for 15-20 minutes.

Once cooked, allow it to cool and then discard the charred skin.

Toss with salt and pepper, and serve.

Over to you

Beetroot is a wonder vegetable with goodness of many nutrients. Smokey beets give the dish a distinctive taste along with the flavourful thyme herb. Do try it out!
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