Hot flashes, weight gain and headaches — if you are in menopause, these symptoms might feel all too familiar. But did you know that food can help you manage and ease the intensity of your experience?
Try these menopause friendly foods
1. Green leafy vegetables
High in calcium and fiber, vegetables like kale and spinach help maintain bone density and prevent constipation.
2. Greek yogurt and French style yogurt
If your body can tolerate dairy without bloating and discomfort, probiotic and protein rich yogurt is rich in calcium and can help maintain muscle mass and bone density not to mention support gut health.
3. Omega 3 rich fatty acids
Found in hemp seeds, salmon, walnuts and chia seeds, Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to help boost and stabilize mood.
4. Lean protein
Organic chicken, cage free eggs, wild salmon help balance blood sugar and maintain muscle mass to prevent sarcopenia and support a healthy metabolism.
Foods to avoid: In addition to processed foods, high-fat and high-sugar foods, caffeine and spicy foods that can disturb sleep patterns and induce hot flashes.
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