WINning Wed: B-eat PMS

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition will publish a research article this May that supports the reduction of PMS symptoms in women who had a high nutritional intake of vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B 2 (riboflavin).  The researchers found that women experienced a significantly lower risk of experiencing PMS symptoms when they consumed foods rich with these B vitamins.

Foods that are rich in Vitamin B1 (thiamine) include:

– Tuna

– Sunflower seeds

– Kidney beans, black beans, dried peas, lentils, lima beans

– Flax seed

Foods that are rich in Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) include:

– Mushrooms

– Spinach

– Edamame

– Tempeh

It’s great to see established scientific journals publishing research on the benefits of nutrition!

When it comes to PMS, it’s true that the healthier, more whole some a woman’s diet, and the more plant based foods she eats, the less she is prone to experiencing PMS.  This is especially so for women who consistently eat a nutritious diet.

For more guidance and individualized solutions and recommendation for reducing PMS symptoms, visit with a licensed Naturopathic Doctor.

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