It has long been known that alcohol and caffeine can determine how severe PMS symptoms are in women. If you regularly experience mood swings, bloating and other symptoms, you should seriously consider reducing caffeine and alcohol from your diet – or even completely, at least during this time. It was initially suggested that an increase in alcohol consumption could be a result of PMS symptoms, but studies have shown that women who drink 1.41 more servings of alcohol per week than the average women were more likely to suffer from PMS symptoms.
There are lots of alternatives to caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, too. You can enjoy a wide range of alcohol-free cocktails and beers, and simply switch to decaf coffee and tea, which both taste the same as regular hot beverages.