If you’re on a mission to manage PMS, you’ve come to the right place. This insanely tasty taco recipe is perfect for just that! Here’s why: It features key nutrients your body really needs during your luteal phase, a.k.a. when PMS occurs. It’s also easy to throw together, so it’s great when you just *can’t* with complicated dishes. Oh, and did we mention it’s tasty?
Besides, food is medicine, as they say. By adjusting your diet according to your menstrual cycle, you can kick PMS’ butt once and for all.
Chickpeas: Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are an excellent source of plant-based protein. In turn, they’ll promote satiety and keep you full, helping you combat the heightened appetite associated with the luteal phase. (By the way, you can thank progesterone for that. This hormone, which increases during your luteal phase, is known to stimulate appetite.) Chickpeas also contain magnesium, calcium, and fiber, all of which are essential for PMS relief.
Whole grain tortillas: This ingredient offers complex carbs. After all, as your energy dips during the luteal phase, eating healthy carbs will provide fuel for your body. Carbohydrates also help produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that controls mood. Low levels during your luteal phase can trigger PMS mood symptoms, along with sleep issues and fatigue.
Vegetables: Of course, veggies are a must throughout your entire cycle. But prioritizing vegetables during this phase will feel extra good, as they contain fiber for digestion support. You’ll also get some magnesium for all-natural cramping relief. On that note…
Avocado: The avocado sauce is the star of this recipe. Avocados are high in magnesium, a mineral that’s essential for managing muscle cramps, anxiety, and sleep issues. When blended with lime juice, garlic, and spices, avocados create the perfect base for a wonderfully creamy dressing. Seriously, you’ll have a hard time believing it’s not junk food!
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