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Foods To Help With Menopause

A time of great upheaval for many women, the symptoms of menopause can be tempered by choosing the right foods and making lifestyle changes.

Foods To Help With Menopause

Tofu

This fermented soy product provides the highest amounts of the phytoestrogen isoflavone. Try replacing two or three meat meals a week with this high- protein vegetarian option to improve oestrogen levels. Be sure to choose GMO-free soy.

Fennel

Aromatic herb fennel contains good levels of phytoestrogens while also acting as a digestive carminative. Fennel may balance oestrogen levels while relieving IBS symptoms brought on by anxiety, another symptom of menopause. Try tea made from fresh fennel.

Celery

This crunchy vegetable contains high amounts of flavones. Try this crunchy and healthy snack in the afternoon with a scoop of nut butter to give you an extra boost of vitamin E, keeping your capillaries in good condition too.

Parsley

Nature’s breath freshener, this herb is a must for every kitchen, containing high amounts of oestrogen-boosting flavones while also being a great source of vitamin C, which may help keep adrenal glands strong and anxiety at bay.

Flaxseed & Sesame seeds

These are among the richest source of lignans, providing a modulating effect on low oestrogen levels. Sesame seeds are also rich in calcium so are a perfect addition to a diet during menopause. Try tahini on rye bread for breakfast.

Cabbage family

This group of vegetables, including broccoli (in particular the stalks), cauliflower and cabbage are a great source of phytoestrogens. Best cooked to avoid lowering thyroid function. Blended in a soup is a good option.

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