Are you concerned about your memory, your ability to concentrate, or just staying mentally sharp? Many women are, especially as they reach their 40s and 50s and their hormones begin to change.
Like many things during this challenging period in our lives, our metabolism gets affected by hormonal changes related to perimenopause and menopause.
Putting on weight is one of the downfalls of hormonal fluctuation and, many women try to tackle on this issue going on a strick diet.
We often talk about the importance of food to correct hormonal imbalances. The fact is that what we do every day and how we choose to nourish ourselves has an effect on our overall wellbeing. That is specially important during perimenopause and menopause. There is always hormone replacement therapy available however; did you know that innocent little seeds can help us boost our estrogen and progesterone levels?
In my previous article, I wrote about blood sugar levels during and after menopause. As women get older, hormone changes before and during menopause often cause hot flashes, irritability and sleep deprivation. These drops or spikes in the hormones not only impact your mood and life, but they can also affect your blood sugar.
We love our habitual cup of coffee in the morning and that is OK but we must also make sure we give our body the elements it needs for proper hormone balance throughout the morning. I suggest starting your day with a rich smoothie which contains fiber, protein and healthy fats.