Menopause Foods: What To Eat And What To Avoid?


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Menopause can be very stressful and can affect different aspects of your body, health and living. Let’s embrace this phase and go through it in a healthy way. It affects your mental and physical health, and can be difficult to handle. However, if you keep your body healthy and de-stress the mind, you can reduce the symptoms of menopause.

Tips For A Healthier Menopause: Foods To Avoid During Menopause

Changing Your Diet

  • Increase Intake Of Fiber

If you have irregular bowel movements and constipation prior to menopause, it is good to find a remedy for it. This is because constipation can be hard to cure during menopause. Take in more fiber in your diet and drink lots of water. If you continue to have irregular movements talk to your doctor about options.

  • Drink Plenty Of Water

Consume at least one and a half liters per day to help you reduce symptoms of menopause. Also, don’t consume alcohol and refrain from smoking during this phase. Also, reduce your coffee and tea intake and limit it to one cup a day.

  • Avoid Skipping Meals

Skipping meals can help you lose weight and develop unhealthy eating habits. as we grow older, we must remember that our metabolic rate decreases. Reduce consumption of carbohydrates and increase intake of Phyto-estrogenic foods (soya, broccoli).

  • Eat Foods Rich In Calcium

Increase your calcium and fiber intake to help your body fight menopause. Avoid eating foods that are high in sodium and sugar.

[Read: What Are The Benefits Of Exercise After Menopause?]

You must also remember to keep your body fit during menopause. Jogging or just a small work also will help keep your menopause symptoms at bay. If possible, try working out at least 10 mins in the morning and 10 minutes in the night to keep yourself fit during this phase. Many women also complain of lack of peaceful sleep during menopause. To counter this, you could relax before bedtime, cut down your caffeine intake, or try clearing your mind for good sleep. Menopause also comes with heavy mood swings and stress. To deal with it, indulge in an activity like meditation, practice breathing exercises or just talk to some one about it. I hope these tips help you reduce discomfort during menopause.

Edited by Pragya Sharoff

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Victoria Macphearson Wallace
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Pamela Mofunanya
Pamela Mofunanya 5pts

Had mines for tge past two years, abd its bad, how long will it last..

Michelle Parker
Michelle Parker 5pts

Why when you click on the link can you not see the image x

Jean Whelan
Jean Whelan 5pts

Started in my 40 s Still have hot flushes now at 62

Kala Shah
Kala Shah 5pts

You are very right. Hot flashes can be prevented by avoiding certain food also by keeping mind cool & so many alternate therapeutics.

Linda Norman
Linda Norman 5pts

Me too. I eat very healthy no meat dairy sugar or gluten!

Laura Schaeffer
Laura Schaeffer 5pts

I'm goinng to share that yoga chart for sleep. Thanks Marie Savu.

Juliet Kilo
Juliet Kilo 5pts

The time you took to share your experience with us is truly appreciated. Wishing you continued good health. You look great!

Joanne Hospedales
Joanne Hospedales 5pts

I'm 39 and already having hot flashes and my period has started going wack on me

Lesley Hubble
Lesley Hubble 5pts

The menopause is hell, it's not just the symptoms it's knowing your baby making days are over when you never completed them. It's mental as well as the physical health

Norma Linda Maldonado
Norma Linda Maldonado 5pts

I'm on my 10th yr of hot flashes and not getting any better n nothing seems to help

Mila Poochie
Mila Poochie 5pts

Anybody concerned at the 0 placement?! \U0001f633

LOvely Castillo
LOvely Castillo 5pts

I'm 33 I've notice changes already could that be early menopause

Debbie Sims
Debbie Sims 5pts

Bio - identical hormones work for me!

Myrna Rigunay Catura
Myrna Rigunay Catura 5pts

According to the book i'm reading right now early menopause or perimenopause symptoms are felt by some women at age 35.

mbanderson57 5pts

Not too bad so far but now getting a lot of hot flushes. Manageable but awkward sometimes when in shops.  I am also on Thyroxine,  have been for many years and find initially when I take them I do have a warm hot spell but only lasts about half an hour. Now in my late fifties, when will it ever stop.  

Axshya T
Axshya T 5pts

a wether is cant eat wth out spicy

Axshya T
Axshya T 5pts

it want eat remove a spicy. and frute. for juse lotion

Nicolette Joan
Nicolette Joan 5pts

Does anyone really have "normal" hormone balance these days with all of the toxic food, environmental chemicals, and disruptive personal care products?

Darah Stafford-Cohen
Darah Stafford-Cohen 5pts

When my periods started changing and I. Got my first hot flash💥⚡️ I started paying attention to what was going into my mouth. I eliminated completely from my diet: sugar, caffein, alcohol, gluten and processed meats and some high sugar fruits. Those sacrifices allowed me NO hot flashes unless I cheated and only a couple times cured me of that. Allowed me to learn to eat healthier and feel overall so much better. The duration of my menopause was about 5 years. I started testing for hot flashes with fruit and then a glass of wine. I have incorporated some deserts and all fruit and occasional wine and doing great, breezed through menopause like nothing. Less than 10 hot flashes all those years and no tears or mood swings. As far as health care: I kept seeing the chiropractor twice a month and still do for wellness care.

Karen Stout
Karen Stout 5pts

this is not very helpful but thanks anyway.

Jo Ann Alexander
Jo Ann Alexander 5pts

Yeah I have to change my birth control not looking forward to it (once every 3 months pill)

Renee Petzer
Renee Petzer 5pts

Lookup Dr Christine Northrup as well for excellent advise

Indigo Mcleod
Indigo Mcleod 5pts

I just hit 40 this year and I think I'm going through the change. I think it started two years ago, but now I see too many signs.

Dilia Ozawa
Dilia Ozawa 5pts

Beautiful meditation. JSM! I hot very sleepy!

Shalini Rajendran
Shalini Rajendran 5pts

Add soy foods and also all green vegetables to ur diet. Espclly vitamin b..add sesame to food..and take bamboo rice powder(Moongil arusi) as with coconut milk to reduce body pain and strengtheng agent.. if soya products r expensive. Try soy meal maker its cheaper& very healthy.. if u have trust on natural siddha medicine try buyng "KALACHI KAI" mix 1 KALACHI KAI with 5 nos of pepper and take it with honey everyday 2 tymes for 48 days or till u feel better.. No more prob u will c. .a great miracle happens.. god bless u all.. :)

Ayurveda 5pts

Disha Parwani Welcome! :)

Nassim Motamed
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