I’m asked so often “what are the healthy foods I should be eating to help hormones during menopause”? So I’ve created a simple healthier alternatives guide for you below.
Why do I encourage this change? Because so many of the foods we purchase today are processed, are treated with chemicals, insecticides, herbicides, colours; animals treated with antibiotics, not fed in their natural habitat.
So anything you can do to gradually move from the left hand column towards the right hand column, you can be assured you’re contributing to more happy more balanced hormones, reducing unpleasant menopause symptoms and losing those unwanted pounds and inches along the way.
|Move away from:||Towards including more:|
|Cows milk||Almond, hazelnut, rice, oat, coconut milks|
|Dairy produce||Goats and vegetarian cheeses. Organic butter. Nut or seed butters. Organic, plain, bio-yoghurt|
|White bread||Wholemeal bread, rye, spelt or gluten free alternatives|
|Wheat||Gluten free and non-wheat flour alternatives|
|Packaged cereals||Homemade granola, muesli, buckwheat, millet, quinoa porridge, oats|
|Pasta and noodles||Vegetable or spelt pasta, buckwheat noodles|
|White rice||Short grain organic brown rice|
|White sugar||Stevia, agave nectar, raw honey, dates, fried fruits, coconut sugar|
|Table Salt||Sea or rock salt, miso, tamari, seaweed flakes|
|Alcohol, coffee, tea||Chamomile, peppermint, green & herb teas, organic fruit juices, still mineral water, tomato juice, juices and smoothies, and plenty of water!|
|Unhealthy snacks & dips:||Raw nuts and seeds, flaxseed crackers, hummous, guacamole|
|Meat from unknown origin||Grass fed red meat, organic poultry|
|Fish from unknown source||Line caught from a sustainable source. Include mackerel, salmon, trout, sardines|
|Cooking with liquid oils||Use coconut or rice bran oil as safe to heat at high temperatures|
Table taken from YourNewLifePlan.com
“OH NO” I hear the cry!! All very well and good, but what do I make? How do I make a wheat free pizza, or a sugar free bun that tastes GOOD?
While I can’t promise that a substitute will taste exactly the same, it can’t without the high levels of sugar, salt and fat you may be used to in your diet, I’m pretty sure you wont be disappointed with the result.
Why not experiment and try out this tasty breakfast granola recipe instead of a packaged cereal full of sugars and salt. It’s delicious, quick, can be made in advance and all the family will just love it!
- 400g old fashioned organic oats
- 100g barley or millet flakes (optional)
- 2 tbsp each sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and linseeds
- 200g chopped mixed nuts
- 50g dessicated coconut
- Heat oven to 175C/gas 4.
- Place all ingredients in bowl and mix thoroughly, coating all nuts and seeds in honey.
- Spread mix on a baking tray or sheet and lightly toast, mixing after 5-10 mins to ensure even. (You can add additional oats, nuts and seeds after to bulk out and adjust the taste).
- Cool the mixture, break it up and put in airtight container, ready to eat.
- Add apricots, raisins, (soaked) dried fruit, fresh fruit, bio live organic, plain yoghurt etc to taste.
A full hysterectomy in her 30’s led nutritional therapist and health coach Clare on an amazing adventure exploring the many opportunities available to manage her enforced menopause and create long-term health.
Clare prefers the natural approach, and qualifying in nutritional therapy gave her the confidence to come off HRT, take back control of her life and health, and look forward to living the best half of her life free of prescription drugs. Understanding the importance of creating harmony of health of both body and mind through menopause and beyond, she’s now on a mission to inspire, educate and empower other women, too.
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