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Can changing your diet change your menopause symptoms?

Updated on March 7, 2013

Today's Diet

In this fast paced, super-sized world we live in it’s not always easy to eat the right foods, or even the right kinds of foods. Perhaps that is why now more than in our grandparents and parents’ generation we are suffering more of the effects of Menopause. When they ate, the older generations, usually did so fresh from the farm or fresh from the store, rarely did they eat out and rarely was it processed foods. So their experience with menopause might be a little bit different than ours. Does that mean we need to stop, and eat foods that are healthier? Well in a perfect world yes.

What can you change?

Changing your diet to include more fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables would be great. Eating less processed foods would mean a much healthier diet. However, we do not live in a perfect world, instead we live in a hectic more than 9 to 5 world that requires we give up some of the healthier habits. So how do we get around this? There are a lot of supplements on the market that will make living in this fast food, processed food, world easier on our bodies.

What about supplements?

If you do not have time to sit down and eat a healthy meal consider adding a multi-vitamin as well as some of the other more helpful supplements to your diet. These can ease the discomfort of menopause and also make you healthier overall. There are a lot of supplements on the market that have shown great results when dealing with symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and irritability.

Some symptoms you just have to live with

Not all of your symptoms can be treated by changing your diet or taking supplements. Irregular period is going to be a part of perimenopause no matter what you do, but thankfully the irregular periods are generally not as uncomfortable as some of the other symptoms. It is the other symptoms though, the ones that are very uncomfortable that can be dealt with by changing diet and or taking supplements.

If you do want to change your diet start here

If you can change your diet, you have the ability and desire to stay away from processed foods what should you do? Well start out by looking for foods that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, and certain vitamins. These are going to include certain kinds of Fish, Seafood, and of course your green leafy vegetables. With fruits and vegetables, fresh is best, frozen is okay, and canned is about the least likely to still have healthy nutrients. The longer you cook fruits or vegetables the fewer nutrients they contain, and so you can literally cook the vitamins right out of them. If you cannot find the supplements or vitamins in all of the foods that you eat that is okay too, there is nothing wrong with changing your diet and still taking a supplement, especially if it helps with some of the more uncomfortable symptoms. Try today you might be surprised at how soon you start seeing results just by changing your diet.

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