The one word dreaded by middle-aged women between 45 to 55 years of age is menopause. The night sweats, weight gain, mood swings, and even depression may begin as early as 35 years of age for some. There are many ways to alleviate menopausal symptoms by changing dietary habits. Replacing high carbs with low carbs, drinking herbal teas, and taking herbal medicine has proven to be the best tactic to decreasing the changes in the body during this life change.
The top five herbs to decrease menopausal symptoms include black cohosh, dong quai, ginseng, red clover, and soy. These herbs are easily found in local herbal retailers in various forms of pills, powders, and teas. Make certain to select the natural form of the herbs to receive the optimal benefits. Phytoestrogenic herbs and foods minimize the symptoms by acting as a replacement of estrogen that becomes unbalanced during menopause. In addition, it prevents bone loss for women who are at risk for osteoporosis.
Yes, the female body will undergo many changes during menopause and it is an easy fix. Get motivated and make the necessary changes to make this time of life stress-free. No, many do not want to stop eating foods that are high in carbs or sugar, but prevention is the only solution to lessening associated symptoms. Make your experience and your families’ experience less nerve-racking by eating the proper foods, drinking the teas, or consuming the natural herbs to soften the dreaded change of life. Happy eating!