Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Salt and Swelling
PMS is often characterized by a breast enlargement and an effect associated with heavy leg swelling. To control these problems, simply reduce the consumption of sodium (table salt and salty foods) because it promotes water retention in tissues. Drinking enough (1.5 l per day) and eat foods rich in potassium (bananas, dried fruit, almonds, walnuts, peanuts) also compensate for this phenomenon.
Fatty acids to hormones...
Omega 6 and Omega 3 (polyunsaturated fatty acids) are converted in the body into prostaglandins. These substances regulate hormone action. But the deficit could be the cause of mood disorders characteristic of PMS. Indeed, analysis of different dietary surveys show that women consume too little omega 3 suffer from more severe PMS than those who eat enough.
In practice, the supply of food in Omega 6 is usually sufficient. By-cons, Omega 3 are rare, and few women cover their needs properly. We can then recommend fatty fish 2 times a week and a tablespoon of canola oil, nuts or soy every day on vegetables.