Combat PMS With Natural Remedies PMS got you down? As a woman, PMS has likely become a normal part of your regular life. Each month you are hit with a few days where you may not feel much like getting out of bed, you may be plagued by cramps, and you may be experiencing food cravings that make trying to stick to any healthy eating plan feel like mission impossible. What are you to do? Rather than run out and purchase some over the counter medicine to combat PMS, consider using a few natural remedies. You might just be surprised at how well these can work. Here are some to consider. A Warm Compress If cramps are what plague you, nothing beats a warm compress. Simply heat up a magic bag or warm lightly moistened towel and gently lay it over your lower abdomen where it hurts. This warm compress will help to relax the muscles, reducing the severity of your cramps and helping you feel better. Also, be sure that you are eating enough calcium in your diet as well. This mineral will help to regulate muscular contractions, so if you aren’t getting enough, this could also lead to stronger cramping as well. Skim milk, low fat Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and low-fat cheese are all great sources to be consuming. Light Exercise Yes, I know. Exercise right now is not what you want to be doing. But you might want to reconsider. Some light exercise – whatever you feel up to, can help get your blood circulating and may help you side-step some of the fatigue you may be feeling at this time. Just promise yourself you’ll go to the gym. Once you are there, you can then do whatever you are comfortable with. As you get started, you may find that you carry out a full workout session. Up Your Potassium While most women know that cutting back on sodium rich foods during their PMS phase is important to minimize the level of water retention they experience, what some forget to consider is increasing their intake of potassium as well. Potassium is going to help counteract sodium, helping to keep your overall water balance at a normal level. Snack on a banana or serve some potatoes with your dinner. Both are very rich in potassium and can help remedy the situation. Nix Sugar Finally, while you should be limiting the amount of added sugar you consume all the time, it’s especially important that you do so right around your period. Too much sugar will cause blood glucose highs and low’s, which can then leave you feeling exhausted, irritable, and more miserable than you already are. Instead, turn to complex carbohydrates. While there’s no need to eliminate carbohydrates entirely, you do need to make sure that you eat the right ones. If you do, you’ll have lasting energy that can sustain you throughout your day. So keep these natural treatments in mind. PMS can be frustrating but with the right lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise modifications, you can get through it feeling your best. About the Author: FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch ! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance| Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn