As we mentioned in previous article, premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects a women’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss how red wine effects women with premenstrual syndrome.

It is recommended that women with PMS drink no more than 150 ml red wine a day
I. Definition
Red wine is an alcoholic beverage made of fermented grape juice without adding sugar, acids, enzyme or other yeasts. Moderate drinking red wine has been existed in Mediterranean cuisines for thousand of year in improving blood circulation in the body and decreasing the risk of heart disease and strokes.

II. How red wine effects women with PMS
1. Blood tonic
(Any food with red color is considered as blood and heart tonic in some traditional medicine). Red wine, in fact helps to release the blood stagnation in the body tissues and organs including the reproductive system thereby, decreasing the risk of premenstrual pain and cramps caused by blood stagnation in the abdominal region and increasing the transportation of nutrients to the nervous cell resulting in lessening the risk of fatigue, loss of concentration, and dizziness.

2. Melatonin
Moderate drinking (no more than 1 cup a day) red wine helps to improve the melatonin hormone thereby, increasing the function of internal clock in regulating “when it’s time to go to sleep and when it’s time to wake up” and lessening the risk of insomnia.

3. Flavonoids
Besides best known for it antioxidants property, it contains epicatechin, quercetin and luteol which also help to increase the digestive function in absorbing vital vitamins and minerals which are found deficient in women with PMS and inhibiting tumour growth.

4. Polyphenols
Red wine contains polyphenols which is a powerful antioxidant containing a polyphenolic substructure it has been used in combating neurodegenerative , some cardiovascular diseases. It also contains a chemical agent having anti-aging effects including slowing the process of skin wrinkling.

5. Resveratol
It also contains high levels of resvertol which is essential for immune system in inhibiting irregular cell growth and fighting against inflammation including the reproductive organs caused by cell oxidation.

finally, it recommend that you drink one to 2 cups of green tea to insure daily body detoxifying and increase production of stomach acid in absorbing vital vitamins and mineral. Green tea contains green tea oxidative agent, but is found to be absorbed by the body before reaching kidney.

The series of premenstrual syndrome and diet containing 18 articles, all suggestions have been used by many women with PMS with high successful rate. Some of them saw their syndrome disappear after 6 months of continuing diets and some saw dramatic improvement of their symptoms. I remember some years ago, one of the Chinese herbalist told me ” eat to diseases, eat to prevent, eat to cure or eat to die “, your body is yours, it is up to you to take care it or damage it. Please consult with your doctor before applying if you have any medical condition.
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