As women, many of us suffer from PMS symptoms, such as cramps, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, constipation. These symptoms may vary form mild to severe. Seasonal blues and depression can make these symptoms, particularly, the mood related symptoms, even worse.
Did you know that changing to a healthier lifestyle by eating certain whole foods can help reduce your pain and cramps and manage weight gain and mood swings.
Studies show we need lots of fiber to get rid of constipation and extra estrogen, Calcium for better moods, vitamin B6 to control excess estrogen, essential fatty acids to have milder menstrual symptoms.
I’d like to share with you this recipe to help you fight pain, get into better mood and even help prevent breast cancer. Best of all, the same
Wild Salmon Cakes with Cabbage Slaw for PMS and Seasonal Blues
- One 6 –once can wild salmon, finely chopped
- ½ cup red pepper
- ¼ cup scallions, finely diced
- ½ cup celery, finely diced
- ¼ cup soy flower
- 2 tbsp cilantro, minced
- 1 whole egg, omega-3 type
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups cabbage, shredded
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- ½ cup Daikon Radish, sliced matchstick
- 1/3 cup edamame beans, thawed
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- ½ tsp kelp powder
- ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
In a large bowl, add the salmon, peppers, scallions, celery, soy flour, cilantro, egg, salt, pepper. Mix together and form into six patties. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame oil and swirl pan to coat the pan evenly. Add patties and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, cucumbers, Daikin radish, edamame, cilantro, kelp powder, rice vinegar, honey, toasted sesame oil. Divide salad between two serving plates. Place salmon cakes on top of salad.
Sea vegetables such as arame, dulse, hijiki, kelp, nori wakame, and others are loaded with minerals, including iodine, important for thyroid function.
Sesame Oil is important to help stimulate our energy level during PMS and the menstrual cycle.
Bon Appetit and let us be cramp and backache free, shall we?
Breathe, smile and be happy.
©Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health Coundelor, Nutrition and Relationship Expert