Five foods to help those in menopause
Q: I think I’m entering menopause and I’m interested in foods that support this transition – what would be your top five foods for me to include? Thanks, Heather.
Menopause ‘begins’ when you haven’t menstruated for 12 months. This is where women tend to experience an increase in unpleasant symptoms such as hot flushes, interrupted sleep, mood change and fatigue to name a few. For some this is mild, while for others, these symptoms are debilitating.
To best support your body during this time, it’s important to embrace a calming breath-focused practice and nourish yourself with plenty of real wholefoods, minimise or avoid alcohol and to deal with emotions as they arise. It’s also important to maintain good adrenal health, as this is now the sole source of your progesterone production.
Progesterone acts as a powerful anti-anxiety agent, an anti-depressant and a diuretic, meaning it allows us to get rid of excess fluid, so optimal levels are Email your questions for Dr Libby to email@example.com. Please note, only a selection of questions can be answered.
critical for our health and wellness. Here are some wonderful foods to include: reduce the risk of certain cancers and assist with concentration. support our liver and estrogen metabolism. They also contain sulforaphane, an antioxidant and stimulator of natural detoxifying enzymes. Sulforaphane may help reduce the risk of breast and bladder cancers.
Green tea has been shown to support cardiovascular health, help reduce the risk of certain cancers and assist with concentration.