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10 Dessert Recipes for Combating PMS

Get inspiration from our repertoire of heavenly dessert recipes designed specifically for women with PMS symptoms! Not only do these dessert dishes feature PMS-combating foods, they are also full of flavor and a cinch to prepare.

If this is your first visit to's Guide to Fighting PMS Through Diet, you may also want to check out the section on the best diet tips for controlling PMS and the overview of the best PMS-reducing foods.

Apple Slices with Cinnamon

This dessert is a cinch to prepare, and it contains only 95 calories! But the benefits of this dish do not end there: apples are rich in pectin, a type of dietary fiber that is particularly effective at carrying estrogen out of the body. This helps correct hormonal balance and may help alleviate PMS symptoms.
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Chocolate Sorbet

This sorbet recipe calls for dark chocolate which is packed with magnesium. Women with PMS have been shown to have lower blood levels of magnesium than women who do not have PMS symptoms. Some studies have shown magnesium to be effective at controlling premenstrual symptoms related to mood changes. Other studies suggest that magnesium might bring relief from bloating associated with PMS.
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Nettle Crêpes with Raspberries

No need to worry about this dessert stinging your lips; the nettle in these crepes will only do you good. Young, cooked stinging nettle shoots are perfectly edible, and they are packed with PMS fighting nutrients, including B complex vitamins, magnesium, and zinc. As an additional bonus, these delicious crepes, served with fresh raspberries, are packed with antioxidant nutrients, which can give you a real health boost.
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Buckwheat Crepes with Bananas

Buckwheat is a great dietary source of magnesium, a mineral that has been shown to control mood changes and reduce bloating during PMS. The bananas featured in these crepes boast potassium, another mineral that combats bloating.
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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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Pineapple and Banana Smoothie

This pleasantly sweet smoothie combines bananas and pineapple, two fruits that are well known for their ability to reduce bloating before menstruation.
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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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Quinoa Crepes with Applesauce

If your goal is to prevent or treat PMS symptoms, it is best to choose low glycemic foods, such as these quinoa crepes, over high glycemic foods. High glycemic foods break down quickly, causing rapid fluctuations in blood glucose and insulin levels. This in turn can worsen PMS symptoms such as mood swings and cravings.
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Cantaloupe Smoothie with Probiotics

The delicious combination of cantaloupe melon and yoghurt in this smoothie packs a powerful punch of nutrients that help ward off PMS symptoms, including calcium, vitamin B6, and zinc.
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