Thursday, May 17, 2018

How To Beat 6 Menopause Symptoms With Your Diet

     I've written numerous times on my blog about the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause and how I am always in search of the best solutions to battle things such as hot flashes, weight gain, and fatigue.

     Today on the blog, my guest Vinay Amin, founder of Eu Natural, is here to discuss the 6 main symptoms of menopause that can be lessened with the help of supplements.


How To Beat 6 Menopause Symptoms With Your Diet

Menopause, and the changes that come along with it, can be a shock at first. You probably knew to expect it, but when it actually arrives, you may find yourself experiencing a bevy of physical symptoms. Fortunately, you can alleviate some of those symptoms with strategic diet choices. Below are six symptoms you can beat by switching up what you eat and drink.

1. Bloating

As your hormones change during menopause and pre-menopause, you might experience water retention and bloating. Surprisingly, drinking more water is often a great solution to this issue, and it also has the added benefit of reducing that skin dryness that often accompanies menopause. Keep a bottle of water nearby throughout the day, and aim to drink eight glasses per day. If you find the taste of water to be too bland, infuse it with fruit or mint. You can also stock up on H2O by eating foods that are rich in water, like watermelon or cucumber. At the same time, aim to limit your intake of salty foods and foods that are known to cause flatulence.

2. Hot Flashes And Night Sweats

As many women know, one of the hallmark symptoms of menopause is the onset of hot flashes and night sweats. (Raise your hand if youve ever caught a friend or female relative standing in front of an open freezer for relief!) These sudden rushes of heat are still somewhat mysterious to experts—we don’t know exactly why they happen, though research has found that women with high cholesterol tend to experience them more frequently. That said, there are specific foods and drinks that could potentially contribute to the issue.

If youre experiencing more hot flashes or night sweats than youd like, experiment with reducing your intake of spicy foods. Youll also want to cut back on caffeinated beverages and alcohol to see if that makes a difference. Be on the lookout for foods that could help lower your cholesterol, like oats and certain types of fish.

3. Depression And Mood Changes

Menopause is marked by hormonal changes, so it only makes sense that you might experience some changes in your mood as a result. Many women experience a decrease in serotonin, a feel-good chemical in the brain. This can lead to mild depression or bouts of sadness during menopause, as well as a potential increase in anxiety or frustration. To help combat this, reach for foods that are rich in carbohydrates, especially complex carbs. Whole grain bread is a great start.

4. Bone Loss

Menopause can increase the risk of osteoporosis, and bone density loss is a common issue. Help fight against this by including lots of calcium and vitamin D in your diet, and remember that the earlier you start implementing these into your eating habits, the better—no need to wait until menopause begins. Dairy options like milk and yogurt are easy calcium-rich options, but you can also enjoy calcium through foods like broccoli, almonds, and salmon. When it comes to vitamin D, you can increase your intake both through foods and through regular exposure to bright natural sunlight. Both calcium and vitamin D can also be taken as supplements if its okay with your doctor.

5. Weight Gain

As your metabolism slows down, fight off weight gain by adding nutrient-rich, low calorie foods to your diet. Fruits and veggies are a great place to start. Youll also benefit from lean protein, and from switching to simple carbs to grains like quinoa and oats.

6. Fatigue

The chemical changes your body is experiencing can lead to exhaustion. Keep these symptoms at bay with foods rich in B vitamins, like whole grains. Oatmeal and brown rice are excellent options. Resist the urge to keep increasing your caffeine intake whenever you feel tired, because that can trigger other menopause symptoms youd probably rather avoid.

Conclusion


Menopause doesnt have to be something to dread. With a few small habit changes, like a healthy diet, prioritizing regular movement, and taking natural supplements with science-backed ingredients, you can thrive through menopause. Hot flashes and weight gain, take a seat—youve got a fun and fulfilling life to live.

BIO: 

Vinay Amin is the founder of Eu Natural, a premium wellness brand that creates pure supplements formulated to empower your health.



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