Women in the throws of menopause can substantially alleviate their symptoms through good nutrition. Good nutrition can help prevent and ease conditions you may develop during and after menopause.

  • Unwanted weight gain
  • Night sweats
  • Daily hot flashes

The Menopausal Woman’s Diet

The Basics: Eat a variety of foods to get the nutrients your body needs, especially iron and calcium. Make sure to read package label information to help inform yourself about making the best choices for a healthy lifestyle.

  • Plant-based foods containing isoflavones – plant estrogens – help the body in the same way as estrogen
  • Soy milk and tofu has been shown to relieve menopausal symptoms
  • Lower cholesterol levels relieve hot flashes and night sweats

Calcium – 1,200 mg per day

Consume 2 to 4 servings of dairy products and calcium-rich foods every day (1,200 mg of calcium per day).

  • Fish with bones – sardines and canned salmon
  • Broccoli
  • Legumes

Iron – 8 mg per day

Up your daily iron intake to 8 mg per day by eating at least 3 servings of iron-rich food.

  • Lean red meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Enriched grain products

Fiber – 21 grams per day

Menopausal women must get enough fiber in their diets to help avoid menopausal symptoms, such as constipation. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables – at least 1½ cups of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables every day. Of course, you must drink plenty of water every day – 8 glasses of water is the general rule of thumb.

Reduce High-Fat Food Intake

To maintain a healthy weight – or to reduce excess pounds – reduce your high fat food intake.

  • Fat = 25% to 35% of total daily calories
  • Limit saturated fat = less than 7% of total daily calories
  • Moderate trans fats intake
  • Moderate sugar and salt intake
  • Limit alcohol to one or no drinks per day

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