We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We may even have tried to drum it into our children (and in case you need extra ammunition, here’s ten reasons why breakfast is a must).
Yet many women skip breakfast, often in the belief that it will help them lose weight (when in fact the opposite is true). A PMS healthy breakfast is really important for women who want balance their hormones, beat stress and have stable energy levels and a good mood throughout the day. And who doesn’t want that?
Times when eating well are most ESPECIALLY important are:
- In the second half of your menstrual cycle – to head off PMS
- During PMS – to make sure you’re not aggravating it. (See my post about hormone-healthy snacks).
To give you an example, my PMS healthy breakfast this morning was:
- Porridge made from millet, amaranth and oatmeal – packed with anti-PMS B-vitamins, minerals, protein and slow-releasing carbohydrates – the whole package
- Made with water and some coconut milk (could use soya milk or rice or oat milk; I’m not a fan of cow’s milk)
- Sexed up with a little chocolate or cocoa powder (could also use carob powder or leave it plain)
- Topped with chopped peach and pear and banana on this occasion, but could use available fruit (as it’s still summer, there’s loads of options)
- Agnus Castus tablets on the side (a herb supplement for PMS and hormone balance, which I’m going to write about soon)
If you make a big batch of porridge (just put the radio on and keep stirring), you can then re-heat it, share it, and use different topping on other days.
You can also power up your PMS healthy breakfast still further by adding a sprinkle of:
- Cinnamon powder
- Maca powder
- Rice or hemp protein powder
- Baobab powder
- Ground flaxseeds
So do yourself a favour. Have a satisfying PMS healthy breakfast. And feel better.