Study Says B Vitamins May Help Prevent PMS Symptoms
It's one thing to decrease your PMS symptoms. But it's a whole other thing to prevent them all together! After all, what woman wouldn't mind just bypassing the mood swings, aches and bloating every month? According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating certain foods that are high in thiamine (B1) and riboflavin (B2) may do just that in some women.
Researchers looked at 3,000 women's diets and found that in those who had high amounts of B vitamins had a significantly lower risk of suffering from PMS. The catch though? Supplements didn't make much of a difference, so scientists recommend that women boost their thiamine and riboflavin intake through food sources such as fortified cereals, spinach, soy or cow milk and whole grains.
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.