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Yummy Yams Heal the Menopausal Heart

Once menopause hits, women have to take top care of their hearts. Because yams are brimming with heart-healthy vitamins, you should enlist yams as guardians of your cardiovascular health. 1. Yams control blood pressure. One of your first lines of defense in heart health is maintaining low blood pressure. Many menopausal women experience rising blood pressure, […]

Yam’s You’ll Love for Balancing Hormones

Coping with work, family, economic downturns and stress – women in midlife pull off quite a high-wire act each day. Menopausal symptoms can just make coping harder. Loaded with healing nutrients, try some yams to help balance hormonal symptoms. 1. Helping hormonal stability. Research has found that postmenopausal women who ate yams twice a day for […]

Fish is Fabulous for Menopausal Health

Wild-caught, cold-water fish are the gems of a healthy menopausal diet. Just as prized jewels have deep color and rich sparkle, wild fish’s wide range of healing nutrients and rich taste can make both your taste buds and your body come alive. 1. Healing source of omega-3s. Cold-water, fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, rainbow […]

Whole Grains Give You a Healthy Menopause

Whole grains should be a nutritional fundamental in your diet. Why? Because there’s nothing whole grains can’t do in terms of protecting you from menopausal disease. Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, whole grains like wheat, brown rice, and quinoa are proven to reduce your risk for hormonal symptoms, cancer, and heart disease. 1. More nutritious […]

The Wonder of Walnuts During Menopause

Yep, good things come in small packages. When it comes to the rich nutritional value of walnuts, these little guys are big healing agents for almost every disease a menopausal woman faces. 1.  Walnuts have many minerals. As you face the growing risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, fight back with the magnesium in walnuts. […]

Veggies to the Rescue During Menopause

Fresh, organic vegetables are your best ally once menopause hits. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, veggies are plant-powerhouses that can reduce hot flashes, while also dramatically lowering your chances of heart disease and osteoporosis. 1. Veggies love your heart. The bright colors in vegetables are what signal that they are high in flavonoids, antioxidants that limit […]

Soy: A Friend to the Menopausal Heart

During and after menopause, your heart needs as many friends as it can get. Make soy your new best nutritional buddy. It is chock-full of phytoestrogens, plant-derived estrogens that are help heal the heart. 1. Soy’s “estrogen effect.” Two soy phytoestrogens — the isoflavones daidzein and genistein — are like puzzle pieces that perfectly fit […]

Cut Refined Oils from Your Menopause Diet

Ban industrially processed cooking oils from your menopausal diet! Low in nutrients and healthy fats, often rancid, they contribute to heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis–all big threats to women after menopause. 1.  Refined oils hurt healthy fats. Because they are commercially-processed, often with high heat, refined oils, such as corn, safflower, sunflower and canola, are […]

Cool Menopause with Healthy Red Meat

In midlife, you need the nutrients in red meat; you just don’t need the unhealthy omgea-6 fats and additives in most of today’s commercial products. Give your heart, bones and brain a menopausal boost by indulging in high-quality red meat, just less often. 1. A new diet for midlife. After menopause, you face a greater […]

Balance Menopausal Hormones with EVOO

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) is a golden healing liquid that soothes the harsh hormonal symptoms that come with menopause. If you’re struggling with the changes during midlife, make sure you include this healthy fat in your daily diet. 1. Golden omega 3s. Hormonal plunges during menopause lead to mood swings. Studies consistently show that too little […]

Olive Oil: Healing Menopausal Hearts and Bones

The powerful anti-inflammatory nutrition olive oil provides helps to combat post-menopausal risks for heart disease and osteoporosis. A healing, healthy fat, this super food will come to the rescue for a woman in midlife. 1. A daily dose is necessary. Olive oil, especially extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) is high in omega-3 fatty acids, a compound […]

Leafy Greens: the Total Menopausal Nutrition

Calorie for calorie, leafy greens are perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food–which is just what a woman in menopause needs. A rich source of minerals and vitamins, leafy greens like spinach and kale fight illness at every level. 1. Bone-protecting calcium. With lowering estrogen levels, a woman’s risk of osteoporosis grows. […]

Help Menopausal Symptoms with Halibut

Put halibut at the top of your grocery list – this healing fish, brimming with healing omega 3s, vitamins and minerals, helps protect your heart and your mood during midlife. 1. Filled with healthy fats. Halibut is second only to salmon in containing omegas 3s, essential fatty acids which make up 50% of our nerve […]

When Fighting Menopause, A Little Flaxseed Goes a ...

Packed with nutrients, flaxseeds are a dietary superhero: they cool hot flashes, boost your mood, stabilize your weight and protect you from heart disease and cancer. Incorporate them into your diet and soon you’ll feel like a superhero yourself! 1. Flaxseeds are heart-healthy. In fact, they pack a triple wallop against heart disease. Science has […]

Fermented Soy is a Savior to Brittle Bones

Fermented soy packs a two-in-one punch on behalf of menopausal women. Its super powerful estrogen-like effects not only strengthen bones that weaken with age, but also cool midlife hot flashes. 1. Fermented soy boosts estrogen. Declining levels of estrogen and progesterone cause menopausal women to have hot flashes. Fermented soy helps cool you down with […]

Calm Menopause with Brown Rice

More nutritious than its cousin, white rice, brown rice is high in minerals, vitamins and fiber that heal menopausal symptoms like high blood sugar, weight gain, disrupted sleep and heart disease. 1. Manganese helps in midlife. During and after menopause, women face more inflammation-based conditions like heart disease. Brown rice is loaded with manganese, an essential mineral […]