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Nourishing Nutrients for Menopausal Women

Nourishing Nutrients for Menopausal Women

It’s important for women to stay healthy during menopause.

Eating right and choosing proper supplements for nutritional insurance are extremely important. It is encouraging to know that more and more women are taking control of their nutritional health by incorporating natural products into their daily regimen.

According to the North American Menopause Society, majority of women experience menopause at about age 51, but it can occur as early as the 30s or as late as the 60s.

Common Signs of Menopause Include:

This oil is said to alleviate vasomotor symptoms like hot flashes. EPO contains gama linolenic acid (GLA), and helps reduce breast tenderness and breast pain (mastalgia) experienced by women approaching menopause. Breast pain is usually precipitated by abnormalities in the circulating ovarian hormones.

Menopausal women have fluctuations in their estrogen to progesterone ratio and, therefore, experience breast pain. EPO helps relieve breast tenderness and breast pain by influencing prostaglandin activity. It helps reduce hot flashes as well.

Boron is a trace mineral material used to help process other essential nutrients in the body, according to the Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. It acts as a co-enzyme agent along with such nutrients as calcium, magnesium and potassium in the processing of protein materials for normal cell and tissue function.

Foods rich in boron include leafy vegetables, fruits, peanuts and beans. And in some areas, water also is high in boron. The recommended daily allowance for boron is 3 mg, according to the Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine.

Water plays many role in keeping you healthy. It helps to digest food so you can absorb the nutrients you need. It gives you an important source of minerals like magnesium and calcium. Water moistens mucous membranes and lubricates the joints and cools the body through perspiration. Drink a lot of (10-12 glasses) of tepid water, watery soups and vegetable broths.

Although most of the recent research has focused on the effectiveness of phytoestrogens and menopause relief and many of the popular diets are “low-carb”, if you do not get enough complex carbohydrates in your diet, then you will be tired. When you are tired, you are more likely to grab something sweet. This will backfire and you will end up even more tired.

Menopausal symptoms are precipitated by hormonal decline.

So what does it make to arrive at a healthy menopause? A nutrient dense diet, a wise intake of vitamins, physical exercise and a positive mental attitude. If you want to prepare for it well in advance, begin early in your thirties and you will find yourself ahead of the game.

Health Alert
Go easy on the salt.Limit your caffeine and sodas.Don’t smoke,Limit alcohol and Watch the spicy foods.Alcohol, caffeine, salt and spicy foods can all trigger hot flashes and worsen their intensity.
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