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What causes PMS?

What causes PMS?

The neurotransmitter, serotonin, which oversees mood, energy, concentration, and appetite, seems to become less active at the time the premenstrual symptoms arise.


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Starchy carbohydrates diminishes PMS too

Starchy carbohydrates diminishes PMS too

Fortunately, starchy carbohydrates have the same positive effect on serotonin and PMS as sugar.

  • Pasta, potatoes, rice, polenta, breads, cereals, pancakes and other starchy carbohydrates will also exert their mellowing effect on premenstrual mood b...


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Challenges faced by women

Challenges faced by women

  1. But women are facing another challenge to the natural way of dealing with their PMS. They are being told to follow diets that avoid carbohydrates altogether.
  2. Women’s brains have less serotonin naturally than the brains of men.
  3. So when carb...


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Food that increase Serotonin may make PMS bearable

Food that increase Serotonin may make PMS bearable

  1. The consumption of a carbohydrate-based beverage that increased serotonin levels decreased a variety of PMS symptoms such as anger,


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Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate 🍫

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate 🍫

  1. Nutritionists may cringe at the nutrient content of a premenstrual diet limited to the four food groups: chocolate, chocolate, chocolate and chocolate.
  2. But...


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Sugar diminishes PMS

Sugar diminishes PMS

Sugar, along with other carbohydrates, diminishes rather than worsens premenstrual symptoms.

  • Yet this information seems to have escaped the notice of the PMS experts giving advice on various web sites devoted to women’s health.
  • Avoiding sugar is usually the fi...


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