I’m sure you’ve all heard of the expression “you are what you eat”. Well, in the case of menopause, your nutritional choices can relieve some of your menopausal symptoms, while giving you a quick and much needed boost of energy.
Eating a diet that consists of at least five servings of high-fiber fruits and veggies a day and lean proteins like chicken, fish and soy foods can certainly help with your symptoms.
These foods typically suppress your hunger and steady blood sugar levels so that your mood and energy levels do not fluctuate as much.
According to Medical Doctor, Mary Jane Minkin, “soy is a weak estrogen; adding some to your diet can help fight hot flashes.” Drinking 1-2 cups of soymilk or a cup of edamame (steamed soybeans in the pod) is highly recommended.
Try your best to eliminate sugar from your diet as well as sugary candies. High-sugar foods can raise your blood sugar quickly, which causes the pancreas to produce more insulin. During menopause, your hormones encourage the conversion of calories to fat when you’re already coping with weight gain from the loss of estrogen. So in that case… SKIP THE SUGAR!
Stay away from salty and processed foods as well. The hormonal changes that occur during menopause can trigger salt sensitivity, which can lead to high blood pressure. Eating fresh foods instead of salty, processed foods are a much healthier option. Consider taking the saltshaker off the table too!
If hot flashes and night sweats leave you feeling sleepless, the consumption of alcohol and caffeine will only make it worse. Both are dehydrating stimulants that can bring about these episodes. Red wine in particular, is a major hot flash trigger. Instead drink lots of water to keep yourself well hydrated.
Lastly, wild yams are often considered a “natural alternative” to estrogen therapy. It is used for estrogen replacement therapy, PMS, menstrual cramps, weak bones, increasing energy in both men and women, and breast enlargement. Most importantly, some women apply wild yam creams to their skin to reduce hot flashes!
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This supplement strengthens the female reproductive organs; it reduces menopause symptoms such as vaginal dryness, hot flashes and irritability.
In pre-menopausal women it helps to regulate the menstrual cycle.
In general, it increases vitality through phytoestrogens in its components that act as a natural hormonal treatment.
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