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These foods might help ease PMS symptoms

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Most women have some sort of PMS symptoms like bloating and headaches, anxiety, insomnia, even depression but did you know that certain foods might help ease those symptoms.

If acne, cramping, and food cravings are an issue for you, Dietitian Catherine Kruppa says eat more spinach.

"Spinach is high in Vitamin A which is one of the vitamins that's known to help your skin. It also has calcium which can also help reduce cramping," said Kruppa.

If insomnia and irritability are your problems, Kruppa said to try peanut butter which is high in magnesium and Vitamin B6. Magnesium helps regulate serotonin which is a mood-stabilizing hormone. B6 boosts melatonin which helps your sleep.

Another option for mood and energy is salmon!

Kruppa said, "Salmon is great for your skin. Fish is known to help with depression, any type of fish. It also has vitamins and minerals that increase your energy level."

What she says you cannot do is give in to sweet cravings because giving in once will have you craving more. But there is one cheat, dark chocolate for the benefits of the magnesium it contains.

Finally, staying hydrated may also help ease PMS symptoms.

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