A plant-based diet can offer numerous benefits for women going through menopause. Menopause is a natural transition that typically occurs in women around their late 40s or early 50s, and it marks the end of menstruation and reproductive years. During this time, hormonal fluctuations can lead to various physical and emotional changes. Yes, even the men in my audience can relate and this article will help you as well.
Adopting a plant-based diet can support women’s health during menopause in several ways. But the first we will cover in this series is:
Hormonal balance – Plant-based diets, done right, are often rich in phytoestrogens, which are natural compounds found in certain plant foods that mimic estrogen in the body. These compounds can help balance hormone levels, potentially alleviating some of the symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flashes and mood swings.
The first phytoestrogen food I will cover is Tofu. It is extremely versatile and can be used in many different ways. For instance Silken Tofu can be used for dips or sauces like my Cilantro Lime. This recipe is in the “Sauce-ology” tab on my website.
Another way to enjoy this phytoestrogen food is by using Extra Firm Tofu for some of my following dishes:
- Tofu Egg-less Salad
- Baked and cubed for meal prep bowls
- Tofu Breakfast Scramble
I hope I have helped you with this information. It once helped me get through a part of life that could’ve been horrific and yet it was, well, a song.
Stay tuned for my next article in this series.
Disclaimer: I never give medical advice, I am simply exposing you to ways to help symptoms of menopause naturally, without drugs, supplements or unusual solutions. There is a plethora of research on living a fulfilling plant-based lifestyle and it’s innumerable benefits.
I started out several years ago watching Forks Over Knives, decided to “try out” the plant-based meal plan and had shockingly incredible results. I’ve never turned back. I have lost nearly 50 pounds, and that is just one side effect that me, my family, friends and clients have experienced after making the change.
Having been an incredible cook my entire adult life, I started my own personal chef service, NuYu Nourish, to extend my help to others. I interned under a celebrity chef, became a celebrity chef myself and have been expanding my reach and goals ever since! My plan follows strictly and simply those of Dr. Mcdougall, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn.