Nutrition: MENOPAUSE
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Nutrition: MENOPAUSE

Post by Rupali Datta, RD on Monday, October 17, 2022

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Menopause starts in the late forties to early fifties. This is when there is a natural decrease in the reproductive hormone, Estrogen. Symptoms most commonly associated include hot flashes, disturbed sleep, irritability, weight gain, anxiety.  

  • Eating a balanced diet and taking care of your health was never more important than this stage in life.
  • Calcium becomes more important as a decrease in estrogen increases bone demineralization
  • Plant proteins are more effective in helping control symptoms as compared to other sources.
  • Eating lots of vegetables will provide important vitamins and minerals and compounds that decrease the severity of symptoms.
  • Soy contains phytoestrogens, compounds that mimic estrogen, hence help with hot flashes and night sweats
  • Go easy on coffee, tea, and alcohol. Hydrate with water
  • Sugary foods and drinks, sweets, refined carbs, all add empty calories and need to be controlled to prevent weight gain as the metabolism starts to slow down.
  • Exercise helps manage weight and is great for overall health.

 

Rupali Datta, RD

Founder Diet Decisions

DDPHN, RD, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBER IDA

 Consultant Nutritionist

rupalidatta@yahoo.com