I want to share many super foods that have kept me very healthy during and beyond menopause.
When I first started my yoga journey I did try a full vegetarian diet. I felt fabulous but I found that I needed to include more protein for maintaining my muscle and my metabolism.
Unfortunately some of the vegetarian protein options did not agree with my gut. I started to include fish and eggs. Apart from these 2 animal proteins I do not eat any other animal proteins in my diet.
For me I have found this a good balance for my health.
Fish is a super foods to include always, particularly in menopause.
Oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna, trout, herring and anchovies. These fatty fish are an excellent source of omega 3's, which have been shown to improve many of the side effects caused by peri-menopause and menopause. Many women who have tried to lose weight by following a low fat diet are likely to be deficient in crucial fatty acids such as omega 3s. These essential fatty acids help your whole body function – including your cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal and immune systems. These are some of the healthiest fats you can eat. Eating omega 3 can reduce a number of menopause symptoms including: reduction of joint pain reducing dry skin reducing vaginal dryness Also helps to keep your mood more stable, as a lot of women going through menopause are at greater risk of depression and anxiety.