The PMS Diet: What You Eat and Drink Can Affect Your Symptoms

What you eat and drink can affect PMS symptoms.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is such a regular occurrence for many women that they consider it a normal part of getting their period. The Mayo Clinic estimates about 75 percent of women get at least some form of PMS. Although the causes of PMS aren't well understood, fluctuating levels of hormones and brain chemicals are thought to play a role. What a woman eats and drinks can also have an effect. Here are nutrition do’s and don’ts for getting through PMS as pain free as possible. Image courtesy of Dr. Christopher Calapai

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