Eating a balanced diet can keep you healthy at any age, but is particularly important as you approach the menopause. There are certain foods that can help to protect you against osteoporosis and heart disease and possibly even reduce your hot flushes and night sweats.
In the Summer 2012 issue of The menopause Exchange newsletter, nutritionist and food writer Fiona Hunter discusses healthy eating at the menopause.
In her article, she looks at which foods will help to protect your heart and bones, ease any digestive symptoms and maintain a healthy weight. She also includes the risks of alcohol and caffeine and whether menopausal women could benefit from dietary supplements.
“Eating the right foods at the menopause can keep you healthy by providing you with essential nutrients at this time of life,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “In her article, Fiona Hunter covers the do’s and don’ts of Healthy eating, with a focus on key nutrients and foods that will help you keep your weight down and even ease your menopausal symptoms.”
Take a look at Norma Goldman’s video ‘The Menopause – keep your cool’ on the home page of The Menopause Exchange website to hear general information on the menopause. Benefit from her top ten tips on how to cope with your symptoms, with information on HRT, complementary therapies and self-help lifestyle measures.