Eat More Leafy Greens To Reduce PMS Symptoms
by: News Canada
(NC)-Eating foods that are high in sugar and saturated fats, along with too much caffeine
and alcohol can trigger premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in many women. PMS is
controlled by the hormone estrogen - too much or too little causes moods to fluctuate,
depression, anxiety, food cravings and bloating about a week before a period begins.

To help keep estrogen levels balanced, avoid cravings for sweet and salty foods since
they will magnify PMS symptoms, notes Sam Graci, nutritional researcher and author of
the new book - The Food Connection: The Right Food at the Right Time. Stay away
from dairy products and meats that are high in saturated fats, as well as caffeinated
beverages, which raise the blood levels of estrogen and cause headaches, irritability and

To help reduce symptoms of PMS and balance estrogen levels, eat at least two to three
servings of colourful fruit and a large leafy green salad, along with whole grains such as
oatmeal or seven-grain cereal. These foods are high in fibre, which helps keep estrogen
levels balanced. In addition, start each day with a nutritional supplement such as
greens+™, a balanced formula of 23 vitamins, minerals, organic and nutrient-rich foods.
One serving of greens+ is the equivalent of six organic salads. The nutritional
supplement also packs plenty of natural soy ingredients, which contain phytoestrogens to
keep estrogen levels balanced.

In addition to fibre and soy, eat plenty of "good" fats - Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids
(EFA). Fish such as salmon or tuna are the best source of these EFAs, which are said to
help reduce headaches, irritability and anxiety.

For more information about greens+, call 1-877-500-7888, or visit the web site at www.

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This article was posted on August 5, 2002

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