Eat These Foods to Feel Your Best During Menopause
With age comes wisdom, and as we get older, we all start to recognize the importance of following a healthy diet. We may associate the benefits of eating well mostly with weight loss, but it offers countless other benefits, including detox and fighting uncomfortable menopause symptoms. Read on to learn the best foods to add to your daily intake so you can enjoy optimal health.
Foods for Detox
Our bodies are naturally equipped to expel toxins using the liver, kidneys, digestive system, lungs, and skin, but detox is only effective if these organs work as they should. You can aid your systems in fighting toxins by eating as cleanly as possible to reduce the number of toxins introduced into your body, ingesting enough vitamins and minerals, and eating the following foods.
Your gut health is largely affected by the delicate balance of your gut microbiome of bacteria, yeast, and viruses formed at your birth. Prebiotics are essentially what feeds your gut’s healthy bacteria to keep it healthy as well as your immune system and body’s ability to detox. Some common sources of prebiotics include tomatoes, bananas, asparagus, onions, and garlic.
Foods such as broccoli, fish, and eggs contain sulforaphane, which helps the body excrete heavy metals such as cadmium — known to cause kidney damage — also helps fight off infectious cells in our bodies.
The brighter the fruit, the more antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals it typically has. Some of the best fruits to add to your detox diet include the following.
Our efficacious supplement, Body Detox, is specifically formulated with vitamins, N-acetyl cysteine, milk thistle, and artichoke to give the liver what it needs to function at its best, specifically during Phases I and II of the metabolic detoxification process.
Foods for Menopause Symptoms
Menopause occurs when a woman’s period cycles end and her progesterone and estrogen levels decline, causing symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and insomnia, to name just a few.
The following foods can help strengthen bones and relieve menopause symptoms.
In addition to helping your bones and teeth stay healthy, muscles and nerves function as they should, and blood to clot properly, getting enough calcium can also minimize menopausal bone loss.
Calcium is found in dairy products like yogurt, cheese, and milk, boned fish like sardines, canned salmon or mackerel, and vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and kale. To ensure sufficient ingestion, you should eat or drink at least 2-4 servings per day. Read our blog on ways to get calcium without consuming dairy products here.
Your body relies on iron to create healthy red blood cells that transport oxygen to your body’s organs and muscles. Insufficient iron intake can lead to fatigue and iron deficiency anemia. Each day, aim to get at least 3 servings of iron-rich foods like lean red meat, leafy greens, grains, nuts, eggs, fish, or poultry.
Fiber helps maintain a healthy digestive tract and good cholesterol levels. The following foods will contribute to a high-fiber diet.
- Legumes like pinto beans, soybeans, and lentils
- Fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Pasta and rice
Generally, women should get around 21 grams of fiber per day.
Our menopause supplement regimen combines products that help you maintain hormonal balance during menopause, improving uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and impaired memory while supporting weight loss, sufficient sleep, and energy.
Foods for Weight Loss
The most common reason for altering how we eat is to lose weight, and while there is no one-size-fits-all answer to what a healthy body looks like, there are foods that can help you get to — and stay — at your best weight.
Protein and Fat
Eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat, with almost all nutrients like choline and vitamin D found in the yolk. Egg whites are no slouches either, as they give you 4-6 grams of protein per serving. The combination of protein and fat in eggs makes your body feel fuller longer, and it suppresses the hunger cues that would cause you to eat unnecessarily, helping you maintain a healthy weight.
Carbs are another way to feel fuller longer, and carbs like potatoes and root vegetables contain many nutrients like potassium that adults rarely get enough of. Optimum potassium levels help with weight loss and maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
Our effective weight loss supplement helps suppress your appetite and convert fat molecules into an unabsorbable form, leading the body to burn stored fat for energy. Our supplement helps fight cravings, unintentional weight gain, belly fat, and estrogen dominance symptoms.
For more detailed information on weight loss, check out Dr. Randoph’s book on losing weight, From Belly Fat to Belly Flat. This book dives into how your hormones may be adding inches to your waist and subtracting years from your life.
Dr. Randolph’s Is Your Trusted Food Guide for Your Healthiest Life
Food is the fuel that gives us energy, but if we eat well, it can do more than that — it can help our bodies get rid of unwanted toxins, lose weight, and fight the symptoms of menopause. When you combine a wholesome diet with our beneficial supplements, you can look your best and love your life. For more resources on weight loss and Dr. Randolph’s professional insight, read our blog here.
At Dr. Randolph’s Ageless and Wellness Center, we are passionate about guiding and empowering you to live a healthy life. Contact us to find out more or shop our online store to start your clean food journey today.