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Is it us or are we in­flat­ing more of­ten dur­ing menopause? We’re not alone – any­where from 30% to 60% of women have ex­tra bloat­ing dur­ing menopause. It could be down to hor­mone fluc­tu­a­tions, poor food tran­sit in the gut, low lev­els of stom­ach acid (which can be af­fected by lower oe­stro­gen lev­els), or re­duced pro­duc­tion of the en­zyme that’s needed to deal with the lac­tose in dairy foods, which winds down with age. THE AN­SWER? Try to avoid the most gas-mak­ing foods, such as cab­bage, cau­li­flower, onions, beans, oats, milk, ap­ples and pears.

GOOD MOVE? Take a pro­bi­otic to up the good bac­te­ria in your gut and help cre­ate some di­ges­tive calm. Cap­sules or liq­uid, it’s your choice, but go for the best re­searched. Try Bio-kult Ad­vanced Multi-strain For­mula, £8.99 for 30 cap­sules, if you like to pop a cap­sule, or Sym­prove Pro­bi­otic, £21.95 for 500ml, if you pre­fer a liq­uid (both re­vi­

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