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Food you should consider for Perimenopause

Focusing on the right foods and making the right choice can help to overcome many problems that you are facing these days. Treating severe perimenopausal symptoms is no different; you can eat no. of food items to balance your hormones.

Below are some of the foods for perimenopause.

1. Salmon

It is rich in omega 3 fats and protein and both are beneficial during perimenopause years. It not only helps to manage hot flashes but also boots your mood and improves mental health. Avoid Atlantic farm-raised salmon as it contains PCB’s and other chemicals while organic salmon is best for you as it provides most benefits.

2. Flax

Flaxseed oil in dressing to your salad and into your yogurt, smoothies or granola. It contains Lignans, a type of phytoestrogen that has power to block the xenoestrogens found in our environment. Lignans help to balance overall estrogen levels in your body and are suitable for breast health.

3. Broccoli

Broccoli or other vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts contain a phytonutrient called indole 3 carbinol. It also promotes liver detoxification and assists the body in burning fat. Add Broccoli in your regular diet and along with this Broccoli seeds, fenugreek, cauliflower and fresh parsley helps decrease the amount of Aromatase, an enzyme that can produce too much estrogen in the body.

4. Eggs

An egg yolk is rich in fats and protein and has everything that you need to progesterone and DHEA productions in the body. The fats and saturated fats found in eggs helps to build cell membranes reduce inflammation and assist the body in hormone production. It’s not true that eating fat will make you fat. Healthy fat will boost your metabolism. If you are looking to lose some fat, then you should avoid eating sugar and hydrogenated oils.

5. Pomegranates
Pomegranates seeds can block toxic estrogen in the body by up to 80%. It can prevent from breast cancer cells from multiplying. You can add them to yogurt and smoothies.

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