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PMS – REDUCING INGREDIENTS IN THIS BROWNIE RECIPE
+ Dark Chocolate/Cacao
Dark chocolate (70% cacao or higher) is rich in magnesium, which helps lower prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that cause cramping. It also supports pituitary health, helping to signal the release of FSH and LH, necessary for a healthy menstrual cycle and fertility.
Eggs are an ideal source of B-vitamins, and as long as they have been pasture-raised will also contain a high amount of anti-inflammatory omega-3’s, which work to balance out inflammatory omegas, that can cause prostaglandins to rise and create painful menstrual cramps.
+ Insulin-Regulating Foods
Blood sugar imbalance is a major trigger for hormone imbalance. Too much insulin causes your body to convert too much testosterone to estrogen, leading to estrogen dominance and mood swings, heavy periods, low libido and bloating.
Adding in enough quality fats, protein and fiber to each meal will help to balance your insulin levels. This period brownie recipe is rich in both protein and healthy fats (peanut butter, eggs) which work to balance out any added sugar and provide you with an optimal way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Brownies on their own won’t solve all your PMS or period problems, but you can use this period brownie recipe in tandem with other lifestyle practices as a more nutrient-dense and blood-sugar balancing way to satisfy PMS and period cravings.