Menopause happens when oestrogen and/or progesterone declines to a point that your monthly menstrual periods stops completely. The symptoms can start in the late 30s or 40s.
To avoid the nightmare sweats and hot flushes one should avoid food such as white rice, white bread, potatoes, sugar, fizzy drinks, over-spiced and processed foods.
Drinking lots of water every day and avoiding caffeine as much as you can will help with reducing the hot flushes.
Food rich in natural plant oestrogens and omega 3 fatty acids such as flaxseeds help women to maintain hormonal balance as their hormones begins to fluctuate.
Omega 3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation, blood pressure and heart disease while also improving cholesterol levels, hormonal production and metabolism. It is one of the most important fatty acid for hormones, beauty, health and aging. Don’t be worried about it making you to gain weight because it is an essential fatty acid which the body uses rather than settling down as fat.
The brain needs omega 3 fatty acids in high levels to avoid depression, mood swings and forgetfulness as well as lowering the risk of age related diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
The highest level of omega 3 fatty acid can be found in: salmon, trout fish, herrings, fresh tuna, mackerel and sardines.
Research has shown that Japanese women do not experience all the symptoms of menopause because they consume less processed food and they don’t eat much tofu, soya or milk; they eat more of vegetables.
For balanced hormones and good health one must incorporate fruits, vegetables and different types of grains and beans into one’s diet.
Bee Pollen is a natural food which the body absorbs easily and it is great for over-active bladder. These little golden colored granules are very easy to eat but can cause bloating or diarrhea. So start eating it slowly until you can have a teaspoon without any side effects. You can sprinkle it on your smoothie or yogurt or take it straight off the spoon. I take the food supplement.
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Spirulina reduces the symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, painful breast and raging hormones. It also helps one to be more energetic.
Eating healthy is like eating your way out of menopause.
Note: This is the second part of a series. Read the first part here.
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