12 Natural Ways to Reduce Symptoms of Menopause

Two thirds of women going through menopause suffer symptoms such as hot flushes, mood swings, irritability and tiredness. There are three types of Menopause you should be aware of:

  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Premenopause

The average age for Menopause is 51 and is confirmed after 12 successful months with no menstruation. Perimenopause common occurs in your 40's, and you may experience irregular periods, weight gains, mood swings and more. Premenopause is when there are no noticeable changes but hormones start to shift. Regardless of what stage you are in, diet can play a huge role in assisting your body from the changes, such as:

1) Calcium 

Eat more calcium - hormonal changes can cause your bones to weaken, add more calcium to your diet to help protect your bones.

2) Vitamin D

Vitamin D doesn’t just help fight the effects of depression but also helps fight the symptoms of menopause.

3) Maintain a Healthy Weight

Maintain a healthy weight - hormonal changes linked to menopause can cause weight gain but studies have shown that ladies who have extra weight are more likely to experience hot flushes and night sweats.

4) Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are jam packed with all the nutrients our bodies need and even more so during this change in our life. Fruits can also be eaten as a snack to help prevent weight gain.

5) Exercise 

Exercise - two to three hours of exercise a week can help alleviate symptoms of menopause as well as a number of other diseases. It can help achieve more peaceful sleep and reduce anxiety. Exercise can be walking, running or something gentler like yoga or pilates.

6) Trigger Foods

Avoid foods that trigger symptoms - some foods like caffeine, alcohol, sugary and spicy foods can trigger mood swings and hot flushes. Avoid these foods to help stop symptoms.

7) Hydrate

Drinking enough water everyday can help alleviate dryness. It can help reduce bloating that comes from hormonal changes and help prevent weight gain.

8)  Refined Sugar

Rises and dips in blood sugar can cause more mood swings and leave you feeling irritable and tired.

9) Processed Foods

Processed foods in your diet can leave you at a higher risk for bone disease. A study has even shown that a diet high in processed food can leave you more prone to depression.

10) Regular Diet

Eating meals regularly can help alleviate some symptoms of menopause

11) Protein Rich

Adding more protein to your diet can reduce muscle loss due to age.

12) Stabilize Tea

Using a natural remedy or tea like Beautanical Therapy Stabilize Tea can help reduce symptoms of menopause. 



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