5 Foods That Fight PMS

Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are high in three different nutrients that may help ease or prevent PMS symptoms: Magnesium, vitamin B6, and manganese. Magnesium helps fight water retention and bloating. Vitamin B6 helps the body make dopamine (a neurotransmitter), and may reduce irritability, depression and breast tenderness, while manganese may also help with mood issues like irritability and depression. Chickpeas make tasty additions to soups and salads, and they’re especially delicious when pureed into hummus with fresh garlic, lemon, and olive oil.