PMS Diet (1)
In simple terms, a healthy PMS eating plan aims to achieve the following:
- Stabilize blood sugar levels
1. Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels
Stabilizing blood sugar levels helps prevent
food and sugar cravings, as well as mood swings associated with PMS. The
best way to balance your blood sugar is to eat carbs that have a low value
Choose low-GI carbs, such as whole-grain
starches (like wholegrain breads, brown rice, basmati rice, wholewheat
pasta, noodles, sweet potatoes) rather than refined or processed starches
(white bread, white rice, white pasta, potatoes). Also, eat whole fruit
rather than fruit juice. Higher fiber foods (especially foods rich in
soluble fiber) cause a slower rise in blood-sugar. The best sources of
soluble fiber are apples, oats and beans. Eat plenty of vegetables. Not
only are veggies packed with micronutrients like vitamins, minerals and
phytochemicals, as a rule they are also low in calories, high in fiber
and (usually) have a very low GI value.
Choose lower-GI snack-foods. Instead of donuts, muffins, cakes, cookies, candy, sweets, jams, regular sodas, sugar and honey, switch to snack-foods like: fresh fruit, chopped veggies, sourdough muffins, low-fat yogurt with strawberries, unsweetened canned fruit, nuts and seeds, dried fruit, banana, baked tortilla chips and salsa, hummus, wholewheat pita with salad and light mayonnaise, and water.
Please Note: The above advice about Premenstrual Syndrome diet and eating habits is offered for general educational purposes only. If you suffer from PMS, please consult your physician for specific personal dietary advice.
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