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10th February 2024

Nutrition and Menopause Symptoms

Laura Southern, Nutritional Therapist from London Gynecology spoke to Yahoo in light of the new guidance announced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission for employers to clarify their legal responsibilities towards women in the workplace navigating menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms.

Are you interested in learning more about the role of food in managing Peri/Menopause symptoms?

In response, Laura shared valuable insights and recommendations regarding foods that can play a beneficial role in easing menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms. Given the substantial presence of over 3.5 million women aged 50 and above in the workforce, with 75% expected to undergo some level of symptoms and 25% experiencing severe ones, Laura’s expertise in nutrition during menopause aims to empower women with knowledge and awareness.

What types of food could be beneficial to consume during Menopause?

  • Protein in plant-based protein sources like nuts, seeds, legumes, tofu, and pulses are recommended to supplement protein intake.
  • Essential fats are crucial for cell and hormone sensitivity, aiding in blood sugar balance and combating insulin resistance, especially during menopause.
  • Fibre is necessary to ensure an adequate fibre intake, include a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your daily diet.
  • Dark green leafy vegetables support the gut microbiome, crucial for nutrient absorption and excretory pathways – include a variety of green leafy options daily, such as those from the brassica family, different salad leaves, and fresh herbs.

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