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Whilst the challenging aspects of menopause are beginning to be more widely discussed, with more resources, research and sharing of experiences we can find a way to assist our bodies during this time. It’s important also to think about how menopause can be a positive experience. Many women discover or rediscover hobbies, passions and aspects of themselves during this time of change.
There are specific things we can incorporate into our lifestyle and diet to support the wellbeing of body and mind during the physical and hormonal changes which menopause can bring on.
1. Eat nutrient and vitamin dense foods
Eating a balanced diet is important throughout your life, but there are certain vitamins and minerals that are crucial to maintain a healthy body during menopause. Vitamin D and calcium are among them, as bones can weaken due to the hormone shifts.
Try to incorporate lots of vegetables and fruit into your diet, as well as protein, which produces Keratin (great for your hair!). Eat regular meals and light snacks to help maintain a balance, as skipping meals can have a detrimental effect on blood sugar levels and hunger, resulting in excess eating or cravings.
2. Reduce stress
Menopause doesn’t slow down the hectic pace of everyday life, but can create additional stress if hot flushes, problems with memory, or night sweats impact you.
Reduce caffeine intake (as this raises cortisol levels, resulting in bodily stress). Try to build time to care for yourself, either by taking some time out for a hobby you enjoy, massages, meditation or exercise. Talk with family and friends about what support you might need if menopause is impacting your wellbeing.
One of the effects of decreased oestrogen can often be dryness. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps counteract dehydration and dryness, as well as reduce the bloating from hormone changes.
4. Balance movement and rest
It can be hard to keep motivated or find the time, but regular exercise is important to build muscle strength, and improve metabolism and joints during menopause. Exercising also releases endorphins which generate a positive feeling in the body, helping to boost your mood. If you find you are struggling with mood changes or depression, talk to family, friends or your doctor.
5. Community and Creativity
Menopause represents a significant change in a woman’s life, but this can be a great opportunity to build relationships and discover new sides to yourself. Try to find a good support network of women who can share their experiences and whom you can talk to about your own challenges.
Look for new opportunities and challenges to channel your creativity. Whether a new sport, your job, painting, reading, baking or charity work, menopause can also be an inspiration.
For further advice about menopause in the workplace: www.menopauseintheworkplace.co.uk
When eating for the menopause, many women find it helpful to have their bigger meal for lunch and eat a lighter supper to help them digest their food before bed.
This easy to make Buddha Bowl is super nutritious and easy to digest. It will keep your energy levels up and help keep your hair, eyes, skin and teeth stay healthy too!
During the menopausal stage, declining levels of oestrogen bring on a range of symptoms as outlined above. There are lots of foods you can eat to support these symptoms. Potassium and magnesium found in the avocado, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are vital nutrients to support hormone balance, water balance and regulate blood pressure. Lentils and sunflower seeds contain a phytonutrient called phytoestrogen which helps to balance oestrogen levels.
The smoked salmon and pumpkin seeds contain Omega 3s which are essential fatty acids that support female and male hormones. The kale, spinach and lentils are a great source of B9 (Folate) which aids protein digestion, cognitive health (memory) and the formation of red and white blood cells. The pumpkin and sunflower seeds are a great source of Zinc, Vitamin D and B Vitamins, B1 to B6. Vitamin D is essential for maintaining bone mineral density and magnesium is a co-factor needed for the conversion of vitamin D in the body. Foods high in magnesium include spinach, kale and pumpkin seeds.
The sweet potato contains biotin which helps the digestion of fats, carbohydrates and protein. A deficiency in biotin has also been shown bring symptoms such as dry skin, hair loss, loss of hair colour and fatigue.
120 g / 6 strips smoked salmon
1 cup of green or black tinned lentils
1 cup / 20g kale (no stems)
1 cup / 30g baby spinach
1 sweet potato
1 spring onion
1 red chilli
Punchy Asian dressing
2 cm / 1 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp tamari soy sauce (or coconut aminos if on a soya free diet)
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Super seed topper (makes 4 portions)
Pumpkin seeds x g (1 cup)
Sunflower seeds x g (1 cup)
Coconut Aminos 1 tbsp
Turn oven to 180°C Fan / 200°C / gas mark 6
Sesame seeds (oil)
Recipe by Caroline Power, Natural Chef