If you are struggling with information overload when it comes to what to eat for a healthy peri-to-post menopause, then keep reading because I am going to share with you my top 9 foods that I eat daily for a natural and mostly symptom-free menopause. And the beauty of it is, natural menopause nutrition is pretty simple. Read on to find out more.
Natural Menopause Nutrition: 9 Foods to Eat
Food is so powerful, the wrong kind of food can bring on menopause symptoms and the right kinds of food can relieve us of symptoms in menopause. But it all starts, with blood sugar balance.
Weight gain, belly fat, low mood, low energy, anxiety and difficulty concentrating all sound like symptoms of menopause right, but they are all symptoms of poor metabolic health, that is a blood sugar imbalance. The foods on this list are things that help me maintain blood sugar balance and be relatively symptom-free.
** For more detailed information on why each of these foods, watch the video above **
Foods for a Natural Menopause
Eggs: Nutrient-rich, they offer protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals, crucial for hormonal balance. They help in blood sugar control and reduce hunger hormone ghrelin.
Turmeric: A potent anti-inflammatory, it aids in reducing menopause-related pains and brain fog. Pair with black pepper and fat for better absorption.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO): Supports hormone production with healthy fats. EVOO benefits hair, skin, nails, joints, and brain health, crucial in menopause.
Broccoli: Feeds the microbiome, promotes gut health, and aids in oestrogen detoxification. High in fibre, calcium, and vitamin C, it supports bone health and hormone production.
Pomegranate: Acts as a phytoestrogen and has been shown to reduce menopause symptoms and improve life quality. Rich in antioxidants, it supports heart health.
Blueberries: High in antioxidants and vitamin C, essential for adrenal health and progesterone production, plus promotes gut bacteria that help with blood sugar balance.
Maca: An adaptogen and phytoestrogen, it balances oestrogen, relieves hot flashes, and supports brain and bone health.
Flaxseed: Another phytoestrogen, rich in omega-3s, it’s protective of heart and brain, and helps in managing oestrogen dominance and hot flashes.
Animal-based Protein: Essential for complete amino acids and thyroid hormone production. Opt for grass-fed, organic sources.
So, there we have it – foods that I eat every single day to remain symptom-free – but that is not the only thing I do. I manage my stress levels, lift weights, and take homeopathic remedies. And I am a huge fan of keeping things simple and sustainable. If that is something you would like some help with, get in touch to see if my Empowered Menopause Programme is right for you. Book a call here today.