You can't stop PMS from paying you a visit every month. But you can ease the pain by eating the right foods — and avoiding the ones that make symptoms worse.
For many women, PMS is an uncomfortable fact of life. The exact severity and range of symptoms will differ from woman to woman, but many experience the bloating, irritability and mood swings that come with "that time of the month." Although indulging in chocolate–dipped pretzels might seem like a fantasy come true, doing so won’t provide relief. There are better Food Cures to help get your PMS symptoms under control.

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How Food Affects PMS

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