PMS can be a real pain- understatement of the year, right? We’ve all been there; the torturous cramps, the mood swings, the bloating.. we could go on forever. Luckily, we decided to compile a list of things that will help you survive the most painful time of the month

Easing Cramps

Hot water:

Applying heat to your abdomen will help relax your muscles and ease those cramps. You can do that by placing a hot water bottle or a heating pad as you lay down or sit on your desk will make things way easier.

Limit your caffeine intake: 

You might feel like having a few cups of coffee make you more alert and energetic, but since caffeine is a stimulant, it will only make the cramps more painful.

Go Bananas:

This potassium-rich fruit will help you with having less painful cramps due to also be high in vitamin B6. So make sure you munch on some during that time of the month.

Exercise the pain away:

Get your body moving- go for a brisk walk or a quick swim and you’re all set. Exercise helps your brain release endorphins, which will put you in a better mood and ease those cramps.

Debloating 

Cut the Salty Snacks: 

We know you’re probably craving those salty chips, but trust us eating salty foods will make the bloating even worse- best to avoid them.

Drink lots and lots of Water: 

Staying well-hydrated will stop you from retaining water- which is a common cause of bloating. So, chug this water!

Sip on that herbal tea: 

Chamomile, ginger and cinnamon teas can help you relieve your bloating and feel so much more soothed. These teas have anti-inflammatory properties that will work on debloating you right away.