The main complaints of women who are going through the climacteric period, the period that precedes menopause (date of the last menstrual period), are hot flashes, anxiety, nervousness, and insomnia.
Also in the climacteric period, hormone production decreases drastically. In addition, a series of fluctuations in the menstrual cycle occur, and it is common for menstruations to be more spaced. Therefore, menopause is only "diagnosed" after the woman has gone at least 12 months without menstruating.
However, it is not news that diet has an important weight So, according to one study, simple foods such as fruits and vegetables can relieve menopausal symptoms.
Fruits and vegetables x menopause
Published by the North American Menopause Society, the study showed that consuming fruits and vegetables during menopause can be very beneficial, as it is possible to alleviate your symptoms.
Also, more specifically, scientists have concluded that, to combat such symptoms, the best vegetables are cruciferous vegetables (e.g. broccoli). Also, in the case of fruits, citrus fruits and red fruits are recommended.
The symptoms that showed the most improvement were the typical menopausal hot flushes and difficulty sleeping. In this sense, the ideal foods to combat them are green leaves.
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Best foods to relieve menopause symptoms
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