Some good foods to add to your diet during menopause include:
- wheat germ
- mung beans
- string beans
- black beans
- kidney beans
- black sesame seeds whole wheat
- leafy greens
- egg whites
- cold-pressed cooking oils
- Black beans are said to be good for hot flashes
- Beets eaten with carrots are used by some for hormone regulation during menopause.
- Flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help with menopause symptoms, help balance female hormones, and may relieve hot flashes.
Soy contains photoestrogens which can ease symptoms of menopause and may decrease the risk of breast cancer. Although those with a history of breast cancer should check with their doctor before consuming large amounts of foods containing phyroestrogens.
Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, processed foods, dairy, sugar, deep-fried fatty foods, and excessive meat. Animal-based meats affect hormone levels rapidly and strongly.
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