Have a Better Period Every Month
To Avoid PMS
Never smoke. Women who light up - even so-called social smokers - are twice as likely to get PMS, especially symptoms like acne and breast tenderness, according to a University of Massachusetts at Amherst study.
To Ease Cramps
Keep moving. Women who work out moderately just twice a week have less severe PMS and cramping, according to recent research.
To Cut Cravings
Eat more plant proteins, such as edamame, chickpeas and nuts. They contain phytoestrogens that help balance your estrogen level, making it easier to resist sugary foods, says Rebecca Booth, M.D.