Another fun fact: why do women often crave chocolate and carbs around their period/menses? Because the menstrual cycle processes use-up magnesium and vitamin B6 (they are metabolic co-factors), and these foods are high in magnesium (chocolate) and vitamin B6 (carbohydrate-rich foods), respectively. Also, pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS) and menstrual cramps are physical signs that a women is low in these nutrients (magnesium and B6).
|Food as Medicine: Chocolate Tofu Pie to cure PMS symptoms (recipe here).|
*This article is not meant to diagnose or give nutritional advice; it's just some 'food for thought'! Please consult your healthcare provider to discuss your own health needs. Thanks!