Raw Cacao to Manage Menopause Symptoms
There are a number of ways to manage your menopause symptoms. Using our diet and nutrition to balance hormone levels is an excellent way to relieve symptoms. We talk a lot about the foods that are necessary to include in our diet to help find this balance. Well, today our expert contributor / Menopause Health Coach, Margie King has gone a step further and provided us with a delicious and sweet menopause diet recipe that will tickle your taste buds!
Super Foods for Menopause
Dark chocolate, especially raw cacao has been proven to relieve emotional stress, lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health. It lowers the risk of stroke and heart attacks, so it’s very important for midlife women.
Raw maca is a menopausal superfood. An adaptagen, it restores our body’s natural balance. Maca increases energy, endurance, physical strength, neurotransmitter production, and libido. It supports the endocrine system, the adrenals, and the thyroid, can improve your mood, and support healthy hormone production. It’s recommended for everything from impotence and infertility to depression, hot flashes, stress and memory loss.
Flax seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids. These good fats regulate our brains, lower risk of heart disease, arthritis and cancer. They even help fight wrinkles and may block the formation of fat cells.
Raw Cacao Smoothie
1 cup coconut water
1 frozen banana
2 tablespoons raw organic cacao powder
1 tablespoon raw organic maca powder
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
Add all ingredients to blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
What is your favorite recipe that implements nutrition to help manage menopause symptoms?