Food for the Female Mid-life Crisis

Menopause. The time when a woman’s body undergoes changes that affect innumerable aspects of her life (and that is putting it lightly). This sometimes dramatic shift can call for women worldwide to consider ways to manage their individual body weight. One notable way to lessen and improve the effects of menopause is via diet.

 

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Try to include sufficient amounts of….

 

Vegetables

Since menopause is often marked by a slower metabolism, it is important to consider foods that are filling but low in calories. Try any of your favorite veggies including leafy greens, squash and carrots.

 

Fruits

Not only are fruits often low in calories, but they are also considered cooling foods which can counterbalance the hot flashes that show up during this time. Grapes, mangoes, melons and cucumbers are excellent options to meet your need.

 

Vitamin D

Bone health is a focal point of women’s health especially during menopause. Fish, raw milk, cheese, mushrooms and eggs are great dietary sources of Vitamin D. Some doctors recommend a Vitamin D supplement or getting a little sunshine!

 

Calcium

The decrease in estrogen can increase bone loss thus calcium is a must during this time in a woman’s life! Try foods like fish, cheese and eggs.

 

Water

This decline in estrogen can show up as dry skin or vaginal dryness, and can even cause bloating. So stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to offset these symptoms.

 

Whole Grains

Often times, menopause can cause a decrease in energy and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Include whole grains like barley, quinoa, steel-cut oatmeal and brown rice to give you the boost you are looking for.

 


 

We are also here to help! If you’re ready for support or want more information on menopause, drop us an or give us a call at 877-293-9355 ext. 0!

 

 

– CASEY EDMONDS, CHC

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