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

Iron

If you’re short on iron in your diet, you may have higher risk of suffering PMS. Research at the University of Massachusetts found that women with higher non-heme iron, which comes from plant sources, are 30 to 40 per cent less likely to experience PMS. This is possibly because low iron affects levels of serotonin, the hormone that elevates mood. Good sources of non-heme iron include silverbeet and spinach, broccoli, bok choy, soy beans, and lentils.