Foods to Help Regulate Hormone Levels During Menopause
Going through menopause and its symptoms is a trying time. As women, we would do pretty much anything we could to help us manage these hormonal changes.
Our expert contributors have written in several tips suggesting different foods we can eat to help us as we experience menopause and the symptoms it brings. Read the following to see if you’re including the necessary nutrition in your diet that will help regulate your hormone levels:
Greens, Glorious Greens
Managing menopause can be effortless when you learn to add more leafy greens to your diet. The ideal food combining would be to serve other menopause-alleviating foods, such as salmon and black beans over greens, such as romaine, shredded kale, baby spinach or arugula. Not only will you feel much better, this combination is great for the waistline as you are eliminating starches and bad carbs. Dark leafy greens will detoxify at a cellular level and also are very alkalizing and a good source of calcium and help prevent osteoporosis.
Eat Hormone Free Foods
Cheese, milk, eggs, chicken, beef and pork are all available hormone free if you look. Organic is a great option but just buying all meats and dairy hormone free will benefit your health. After a breast cancer diagnosis, this is the advice my oncologist gave me.
Lower Insulin to Lower the Effect of Menopause on Digestion
With menopause, estrogen levels drop and insulin levels rise. Therefore eating low-glycemic index carbohydrates such as vegetables and limited fruits will be an excellent choice. With the increase in insulin will also come an increase in inflammation, so adding extra fish oil makes excellent sense. Polyphenols and probiotics will help promote a healthy gut environment that will also aid digestion.