Q: I’ve heard that magnesium can help to ease the symptoms of PMS. What can I eat to boost the magnesium in my diet?
This is true! It’s been proven that women with PMS seem to have lower blood levels of magnesium compared with women who did not have symptoms. Women with PMS who took magnesium supplements enjoyed better moods and less water retention than women who did not get enough of this mineral. (And really, doesn’t less water retention sound good for everybody?).
Foods rich in magnesium include nuts and seeds, such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and cashews, beans, lentils, spinach, and potatoes (sweet and white).
Article courtesy of Joy Bauer's Food Cures, found here. Joy Bauer is the resident nutritionist for The Today Show on NBC.