‘SIMPLE LIFESTYLE TWEAKS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE’
GP SARAH JARVIS SAYS, “Menopausal women assume Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), which consists of taking regular doses of synthetic hormones, is their only option. But simple lifestyle changes can make a huge difference.
“Women who cut their fat intake and increase their consumption of fruit, vegetables and whole grains experience less symptoms such as hot flushes.
“Foods that are rich in omega-3 (oily fish and nuts) counter memory loss. While those containing tryptophan (turkey and oats) ease mood swings.
“You can boost your libido with zinc (found in kidney beans and read meat), magnesium (leafy greens, almonds) and protein (fish and nuts).
“Adequate sleep, exercise, and mediation can help too – with the added bonus of boosting your physical health.”
“I’’d suggest visiting your GP to discuss HRT and other potential options.”