Top 10 foods for menopause problems

October 26, 2012

Menopause is a time in your life when eating gets difficult. Although we seem to be continuously conscious of what we eat, what we weigh, and how we look, menopause brings a special awareness to the significance of a healthy diet.

A slowing metabolism and health risks that rise with age, compound menopause with problems, which need a healthy approach to combat. The best way to do this is with healthy food. Here are some food tips to help make menopause easier.

Fiber and menopause
Fiber in the form of whole grains, fruits and vegetables can lower cholesterol, lower blood glucose, prevent constipation and all the other health problems as you get menopause.

Get enough calcium
Eating and drinking dairy products and calcium-rich foods a day will help ensure that you are getting enough calcium in your daily diet, and hence lower the risk of osteoporosis.

Soybean contains phytoestrogens and isoflavones, which can improve menopause symptoms like hot flashes.
Soy is a great source of fiber and some types of tofu also provide calcium.

Lignins in flaxseed are vital transmitters of hormone metabolism.

Iron intake
Eating iron-rich foods like red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, leafy green vegetables will help ensure that you are getting enough iron in your daily diet, and decrease the chances of anaemia.

Increase your intake of vitamin B and omega-3, in order to deal with mood swings, as during menopause these swings can seem worse and more difficult to handle.

Include protein rich products like meat, dairy products, nuts and pulses, this will help your body to recover from illness, infections and surgery.

Eat beans more often
Beans are a nutritionally resourceful food; they’re good sources of fiber, phytoestrogens, minerals, calcium, folic acid and vitamin B-6, also they may slow down the absorption of glucose in the bloodstream, thus reducing your hunger for longer duration.

Water is important for menopausal women to hydrate cells, moisturize skin, and eradicate toxins from the body.

Fruits and veggies
Colorful fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.

Source: The Times of India

Category: Wellness and Complementary Therapies

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