Foods to Help Manage Menopause

Foods to Fight Menopause

Find out what foods might help make menopause easier.

Menopause. That not-so-eagerly anticipated, but inevitable time in a woman’s life when our estrogen and progesterone hormones take a downward dive and those hot flashes sneak up on us.

Understanding what's really going on in our bodies can help us find natural solutions to the health challenges this phase of life brings us. Because estrogen levels decrease, our risk for heart disease and osteoporosis increases. Menopause is also linked to high blood pressure and weight gain, as well as a higher risk for breast cancer. While hormone replacement therapy can help, we can also battle these negative forces with proper nutrition. Here are some tips to help make menopause easier.

—Cheryl Forberg, R.D. and Anna Roufos

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