Grains - PMS: Rude mood or metal illness | Women's Health & Fitness

Setting healthy habits

Skipping meals, not getting enough sleep and living on the run are likely to exacerbate symptoms of PMS. Aim to choose the right foods to help stabilise your blood sugar, which in turn can boost energy and moods. “Grains that have a low glycaemic index, which means that they provide longer lasting energy, can also help to increase the hormone serotonin in the brain, so try some chickpeas, brown rice or quinoa,” says Melanie McGrice, an accredited practising dietitian and spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).