Superfoods and Menopause
Menopause can be a sensitive issue for some woman and it tends to be different for every woman as well. Usually occurring between the late 40’s and mid 50’s, it is primarily known to come with hot flashes and causing problems such as osteoporosis, lower skin elasticity and arteriosclerosis. Many doctors and researches are now saying that this doesn’t have to be the case and that by including certain superfoods into the diet, these symptoms can be controlled and in some cases even prevented.
Foods known to lower the effects of hot flashes have included many soy products such as tofu. Tofu is a great source of protein and a good alternative to any red meat. It helps lower bad cholesterol and in doing so can help prevent heart disease while at the same time, lowering the effects of hot flashes.
If you find your memory is more of a problem, try eating more blueberries and other antioxidant fruits such as Acai. These help to stimulate memory function. If you don’t like them on their own, try mixing them with some granola and yogurt. The whole grains from the granola are always good for you and the yogurt will help increase the amount of calcium you are getting which helps fight against osteoporosis. Yogurt with pro-biotics and good bacteria such as acidophilus will help prevent yeast and other urinary tract infections along with stimulating the digestive and immune systems.
To help protect your skin and vision you will need higher amounts of Vitamin E. Along with getting this from a daily multi-vitamin, try adding more avocados to your diet. Avocados are not only high in Vitamin E but also contain monosaturated fats, which are proven to help the condition of your hair and skin.
This may seem like common sense but most people still drink too much caffeine during the day. By reducing your caffeine intake, you will increase your body’s Vitamin C level and decrease the harsh stimulant affects that caffeine has on the body’s hormones.
You may also want to start taking a supplement that contains graviola. Research has shown that a graviola supplement may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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