5 Foods That Help Fight PMS

PMS cravings may send you straight for the cookies and salty snacks each month, but indulging these cravings won't help improve your mood or reduce bloating. Here are five healthy foods that will!
Beans are a magnesium–rich food that helps reduce water retention and regulate the activity of serotonin, the "feel–good" neurotransmitter that impacts mood. In studies, women who experience PMS symptoms have been shown to have lower levels of magnesium than those who don't get PMS. Beans are an incredibly versatile ingredient in the kitchen. Add them to salads, stir–fries, chilis, pasta dishes, and soups, or puree them with garlic or onions and you'll have an instant dip or spread.