We all know, we are what we eat but adapting our diet is important as we hit our 40's and being strategic about what we eat is critical to enhancing our perimenopausal experience. In Japan menopausal hot flushes are so rare that there is no traditional word in the Japanese language to describe them. Asian women have a generally low incidence of hormone-related disorders and have one sixth the rate of breast cancer that we do in the West. This is attributed at least in part to the high soya content of their diet. Soya is rich in plant chemicals called isoflavones. These phytoestrogens help support healthy female hormone balance in perimenopause and beyond.
When you next do your online delivery or shop, add the following plant oestrogen rich foods to your shopping list: seeds (flaxseed, pumpkin), nuts (almonds, walnuts & pistachios), chickpeas, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, edamame (soy) beans, lentils and tofu.
Try out this menopause friendly dish one night this week:
Today’s tip has been brought to you by Penny Crowther, Over The Bloody Moon Nutrition Advisor. Penny is a nutritional therapist with over 20 years in practice, working with women in perimenopause and post-menopause