Food Can Make You Happier: The PMS Balance Diet Works

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller February 24, 2013

We modeled our PMS Balance Diet on the famous Mediterranean Diet, which has been proven in thousands of scientific studies to outperform any other dietary pattern for preventing cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. It also closely matches what many now refer to as an “anti-inflammatory diet.” Our PMS Balance Diet helps your body balance hormones, detoxify properly, and has the added benefit of being an excellent plan for keeping off those extra pounds.

Now, scientists at Loma Linda University have published a study showing that people who eat more of the foods typical of the Mediterranean Diet—and thus, of the PMS Balance Diet—are happier. They found that people who ate more vegetables, fruits, legumes/beans, nuts, and olive oil had “a more positive affect”, which is a scientist’s way of saying that these people were more cheerful, pleasant, and happy!

By comparison, people who ate more sweets and desserts; soda; and fast food had a more negative affect, which is a scientist’s way of saying these people were grumpier, crabbier, and less happy. Not so coincidentally, this describes how women with PMS symptoms often feel before their period.

Of course, people who eat more of these unhealthy items are much more likely to be hypoglycemic, meaning they’ll have frequent rapid drops in their blood sugar. This kind of unstable blood sugar makes everyone feel worse. In fact, a large percentage of all mood swings, bad moods, fatigue, and energy swings could be eliminated if everyone followed our hypoglycemia plan, and avoided the “foods” on our what not to eat list.  The PMS Balance Diet emphasizes both eating healthy Mediterranean-style foods and avoiding the unhealthy junk food.

We’re happy to hear that science confirms our belief that eating along the lines of our PMS Balance Diet may do more than just help your premenstrual symptoms and prevent the degenerative diseases associated with aging: it may make you happier.

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