8 Foods to Eat During Menopause

We all know a healthy diet consisting of whole foods will keep you healthy. Certain foods can also help to ease the symptoms of menopause.  The following are 8 foods to eat during menopause:

SOY – Soy contains phytoestrogens which can reduce symptoms of menopause and improve bone health.

BERRIES – Fiber, antioxidants, and disease-fighting nutrients in berries improve brain health and can also help with stress during menopause.  They are a very simple addition to your everyday diet.

FLAXSEEDS – Some studies show flax seeds may be helpful in preventing heart disease post menopause and can regulate estrogen levels. Flax can help with symptoms like night sweats, hot flashes, and mood swings. It is easy to add flax when baking or to morning cereal and smoothies.

WHOLE GRAINS – Whole grains should be a regular part of anyone’s diet. Whole wheat and whole grains are known to reduce cholesterol and regulate metabolism.

TURMERIC – Turmeric is best known as an anti-inflammatory ingredient and since most women have a lot of inflammation, turmeric can be very helpful. Be sure to include black pepper when using turmeric as it helps your body absorb more curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.

NUTS – Nuts are a cornucopia of usefulness to your health. They are rich in omega-3 fats, calcium, magnesium and zinc.  As an added bonus, they are a very simple snack to carry around with you.  They are high in calories, so a handful per day is enough.

LEAFY GREENS – What aren’t leafy greens good for? Dark green leafy greens are rich in antioxidants for anti-inflammation and calcium for strong bones.  If you are not a salad person, add them to smoothies or soup.

BROCCOLI – Broccoli helps with bloating due to high fiber and the calcium helps maintain bone density.

The best way to ease your menopause symptoms is to contact Dr. Lee and Dr. Granados at Vida Hormone Health & Integrative Medicine in Miami to discuss the best nutrition plan for you.