Good Nutrition is Essential during Menopause
Menopause symptoms today appear more noticeable than in the past due to poor diet, higher stress levels and lack of exercise and this can lead doctors to treating it as an illness rather than a natural change.
In research, it has been found that Western women suffer far more than their Asian counterparts and these studies have been linked to diet. Women eating a diet high in Soya foods and low in dairy produce and saturated fats appear to have a lower incidence of hot flushes.
Foods containing natural oestrogens can help relieve symptoms, and nature has provided us with plenty of foods to help top up our oestrogen levels naturally.
A balanced diet is best with a regular routine of 3 balanced meals:
- Include plant oestrogens in your diet, particularly Soya products such as Soya milk, tofu, linseed, chickpeas, lentils, and mung beans
- Reduce your intake of salt and junk food
- A deficiency in vitamin B6 has long been linked with depression, so if the menopause leaves you feeling down, make sure that you have plenty of whole grains in bread and cereal as well as in shellfish such as prawns, lobsters and mussels
- Aim for three portions of vegetables, three portions of fruit
- Cut down on red meat and eat more fish
- Use cold pressed oils such as sunflower, olive, sesame, and rapeseed instead of animal fats
- Increase your intake of calcium and magnesium-rich foods, such as milk, yoghurt, green leafy vegetables, unsalted nuts, whole grains, and bony fish such as sardines or whitebait
- Drink at least six to ten glasses of water every day
Menopause Supplement Plan
- Vitamin E
- Permea Plus supplement provides a fully balanced source of multivitamins and minerals; you do not need to take any other vitamin supplement.
- Pause & Go! is a complete natural remedy developed to provide everything you need to relieve symptoms for a supported menopause.
- Evening Primrose Oil: your body needs this essential fatty acid to make prostaglandins, which regulate cell growth and hormonal balance.
The advice given on this site is not intended to be a substitute for taking proper medical advice.
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