Bread and Honey Café is largely staffed by women, and because nature is cruel, all of our pms happens in the same week (poor Trevor). I've done some research that I wanted to share with my readers, this is for you mom.
Quinoa, whole wheat and oatmeal all are complex carbohydrates which will boost serotonin, the feel good hormone. Even though I've never noticed the feeling of Euphoria after eating a bowl of oatmeal, it can't hurt, plus everyone should eat more fiber.
Grilled salmon, chia seeds, and avocados are all high in omega-3 fatty acids which have also been called nature's antidepressants by Harvard researchers. So next time your husband is standing in front of the closed refrigerator, asking if you still have almond milk, rather than opening the door and looking inside like a normal person, just take a deep breath and a big swig off that bottle of extra Virgin olive oil and maybe he'll think you're crazy enough not to bother with stupid questions for the rest of the day.
Turkey, chicken and lean red meat have vitamin B12, which will give you a boost of energy to help you get from work to your couch, so you can binge watch New Girl, I obviously don't have kids, and when your husband comes home from working 11 hours and the house is a mess and you've eaten all the chips and not made dinner, you can remind him that this is not the 1950 and that being a feminist means having choices, and I can choose to lay around in my own filth if I want!!!
Moving on, kale, spinach, and romaine are high in vitamin A, which help acne. Because, being bloated, tired, and bitchy aren't enough, we also get breakouts from our periods, and the worst part is, when it’s finally over and we're too old to even have periods any more, instead of frolicking around in white shorts any time we want, we grow beards.
This wraps up the foods to eat, now let's move on to the foods to avoid.
Okay, this is really important, do not under any circumstances consume tequila!!!
I once through my husband (but then boyfriend) out of my apartment in a tequila pms fueled rage, and woke up alone and confused as to where he went.
So after consulting my menu, I've determined what the best lunch is, for feeding the beast, the one salad that uses all the ingredients we talked about is the mediterranean quinoa salad, with chicken. We have romaine lettuce for acne, quinoa for that feel good hormone serotonin, and chicken for vitamin B12 which gives you energy, plus the olive oil in the tahini dressing for omega 3 fatty acids, nature's antidepressant… enjoy!