Eat to beat 6 common problems
Research confirms that by including certain foods in your diet you can help fight many health problems. Good Food's nutritionist, Fiona Hunter, offers practical advice...
Foods to fight...PMT
Mood swings, headaches and fatigue are common symptoms of pre-menstrual tension and can be exacerbated by low blood-sugar levels.
- Eating low-GI, carbohydrate-rich snacks, like oatcakes, will help keep blood sugar levels stable.
- New research suggests that boosting levels of vitamin B6, calcium and vitamin D can help relieve many PMT symptoms. Foods rich in B6 include wholegrain cereals, wholemeal bread, bananas, pulses, brown rice, nuts and yeast extract.
- Low-fat dairy products are the best source of calcium and oil-rich fish provides vitamin D.
Alcohol can aggravate symptoms, so reduce your intake in the two weeks before your period.
Eat a healthy, balanced diet, with plenty of fruit and veg and wholegrain cereals
During the last two weeks of your cycle try eating a carbohydrate-rich snack or meal every two to three hours