Proper Nutrition for Menopause
It’s a well known fact that what you put in your mouth has a profound effect on how your feel. This couldn’t be truer for someone going through Menopause. Proper nutrition, water, sleep and exercise can help ease the symptoms of this phase of a women’s life. So what should you be eating?
PROTEIN with every meal. Protein is essential for muscle growth and repair, stabilising blood sugar and promoting a sense of fullness. It also takes a lot longer to be broken down by the body – keeping you fuller longer. Good sources of dietary protein include eggs, chicken, beef, lamb, turkey, fish, cottage cheese, beans and pulses.
CARBOHYDRATES – specifically complex carbohydrates – vegetables, cougettes, asparagus, carrot, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, and pumpkin, Beans, lentils, and peas. Carbohydrates are full of vitimens, minerals and fibre – all essential for optimum health.
FATS. Your body uses fat to help your hormones function properly. And lets face it, when you are going through Menopause – you need this help! Eating healthy fats will also help with your energy days throughout the day. Which fats should you take: Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Oily fish, flaxseed, chia, hemp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains essential vitamins E & K. And small amounts of saturated ats which you will get from animals, milk, cheese and butter. Fats to avoid – pizza, a chippy, biscuits, cakes, etc