According to OB-GYN Montgomery County, some foods may help ease some symptoms of menopause, which can include hot flashes, bloating and irritability.
Here are 10 foods that your OB-GYN Montgomery County recommends for women going through menopause.
- Soy: Tofu and soy-based products may help ease the effects of hot flashes. They may also help lower the intake of bad cholesterol and help to protect heart and arteries.
- Fruits and Vegetables: These contain valuable minerals, vitamins, and fiber and may act to trick your body into thinking it’s getting a badly needed dose of estrogen, which most menopausal women lack.
- Legumes: Chickpeas, lentils, and beans not only have great protein and fiber but they also contain some mild phytoestrogens.
- Good Fats: Steer clear of unhealthy fats in processed foods and focus on healthy fats that are found in olive oil and nuts.
- Calcium-Rich Foods: According to your OB-GYN Montgomery County, drinking skim milk, or low- and non-fat yogurt and other dairy products, is a good way to get the calcium and vitamin D you need for healthy bones without the saturated fat of whole milk that you don’t want.
- Flaxseed: While heart-healthy, ground flaxseeds contain lignins, which can also work like a substitute estrogen in the body, and some studies have revealed that flaxseed assists in suppressing hot flashes.
- Fatty Fishes: Fish like mackerel, salmon and tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids that they can help with bone loss that can occur after menopause
- Iron-Rich Foods: Nuts, whole-grains products, poultry, fish, eggs and leafy green vegetables all have plenty of iron. Your OB-GYN Montgomery County urges her menopausal patients to take in 8 milligrams of iron each day.
- Berries: Those sweet delights are full of bioflavonoids. Try to include cherries, blueberries, cranberries and grape skins into your diet.
- Green Tea: In addition to being warm and soothing, green tea has powerful nutrients, which include a powerful antioxidant.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of menopause and need relief, call our OB-GYN Montgomery County office today to schedule a confidential consultation.