Our delicious gluten free JunoBars are made with clean food like dates, hemp protein, and quinoa. These nutrient dense ingredients have actually been found to help relieve PMS symptoms. Check it out!
Quinoa: If you experience irritation and mood swings due to PMS, try eating more complex carbs. According to Women’s Health Magazine, you may be able to alleviate your short temper with complex carbohydrates. These boost serotonin, the feel-good hormone. They also provide a steady supply of energy so that you don’t feel ravenous an hour later.
Hemp Protein: According to Living Green With Martine, GLA is produced in the body by the natural metabolic conversion of linoleic acid (omega-6), which is an essential fatty acid. Although the body produces up to 20 fatty acids, both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids cannot be manufactured by the body and must be obtained from our diets. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in a variety of foods, including hemp, corn, sunflower, safflower, soy, flax and peanuts. Once ingested, omega-6 is further metabolized into GLA.
It has been discovered that in women with PMS the conversion of dietary omega-6 or linoleic acid to GLA is often compromised. This can result in a deficiency of GLA. Research also indicates that women who are deficient in GLA can be oversensitive to the hormone prolactin, which is linked to breast pain. Hempseed is particularly useful as a GLA source as it also contains a perfect balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fats are known to help regulate blood sugar levels, which are also causally related to PMS.