Good Foods For Menopause
Onset of menopause can be a scary time for a lot of women. But, by putting a little thought into your diet for menopause – you should be able to cope with very little or only very mild menopause symptoms.
Including some of these superfoods that I have listed below into your daily diet. Just a simple addition of one or two of these foods can help to alleviate symptoms associated with onset of menopause. They can help to maintain your memory and also to prevent osteoporosis.
Not only are these superfoods very helpful foods for menopause, but they are very delicious, simple to prepare – plus super-good for you!
Navy beans are loaded with fiber, which can help reduce your risk of colon and other forms of cancer, as well as relieve the symptoms associated with diverticulosis. Women need 30 grams of fiber each day, so include them in your favorite chili recipe, or try them as a side dish alternative to pasta or rice.
Blueberries are one of the very best foods for menopause. As we age, we sometimes find ourselves forgetting things or feeling as if we’re in a fog. If you find this to be the case, grab for the blueberries the next time you’re shopping for groceries.
Recent studies show that Blueberries are anti-aging, and may actually help with short-term memory loss. They’re also loaded with antioxidants. Pair your tasty Blueberries up with some low-fat plain yogurt for a top-notch way to protect both your brain and your bones.
Avocado also contains antioxidants, such as vitamin E, which can help to protect your vision and skin, which can suffer as we age. The monounsaturated fat found in avocados has also been shown to improve the condition of hair and skin.
Avocados are simply wonderful on a turkey sandwich. Or mash up a few ripe ones and whip up a quick side of guacamole to have with some low-fat baked tortilla chips.
Low Fat & Low Sodium
And as always, it’s important to make low-fat and low-sodium choices when you are doing your menu planning. Too much fat and sodium do nothing to help alleviate the onset of menopause symptoms. They are not healthy options at any age, but especially as we grow older.
A simple, healthy lifestyle, where you avoid smoking or alcohol, and get plenty of rest, and you’ll soon find your menopause symptoms are easily managed. Maybe not completely stopped, but at least under control.