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Breakfast Recipes for Reducing PMS Symptoms

Wondering how to rustle up nutritious, PMS-reducing meals for breakfast? This section of our Diet Guide to Managing PMS contains a handful of recipes starring foods that are among the best sources of PMS-reducing nutrients such as zinc, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6. But before you get started on the breakfast recipes below, it may be a good idea to take a look at the page Diet Tips for Controlling PMS and the page Best PMS-Relieving Foods which deliver more general information about PMS and diet.

Original Bircher Muesli

Muesli was developed as a health food by the Swiss Physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner towards the end of the 19th century. This is the original muesli recipe Mr Bircher-Benner recommended to his patients. It contains oats and apples which are naturally rich in PMS-reducing vitamins and minerals.
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Wholewheat Muffins with Bananas and Walnuts

Not only are these whole wheat muffins full of flavor, they can also help combat common PMS symptoms. Both bananas and walnuts are loaded with vitamin B6, a key vitamin for fighting PMS. In addition, bananas are packed with potassium which helps reduce bloating associated with PMS.
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Carrot Muffins

These scrumptious muffins are loaded with magnesium which is an important anti-PMS mineral. In addition, the carrots featured in these muffins are rich in fiber and vitamin B6, both of which can help prevent PMS symptoms.
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Millet Pancakes with Prune Compote

Millet is more than an alternative to the more common grains. It is crammed with nutrients that help fight PMS, including B vitamins, zinc, calcium and magnesium. Also the prunes featured in this recipe help prevent PMS as they are rich in fiber that helps carry estrogen out of the body. This in turn may improve hormonal balance and relieve PMS symptoms.
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Dairy-Free Blueberry Muesli

Eating a bowl of this low glycemic breakfast muesli is a great way to start a new day. The oats it contains are loaded with magnesium and zinc, both of which are thought to fight PMS, while the blueberries promote circulation, ensuring that the anti-PMS nutrients are delivered to the cells.
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Oat and Banana Muesli

Eating a bowl of this healthy muesli for breakfast is a superb way to start a day off right. Anecdotal evidence suggests that bananas, a key ingredient in this muesli, may help reduce PMS symptoms. In addition to being a rich source of vitamin B6, bananas are loaded with potassium which helps reduce water retention. This is great news if you often experience bloating before menstruation.
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