With aging and menopause there arises certain conditions, such as the dreaded night sweats, which sadly we have no control over. Maintaining a healthy balanced diet and combining it with regular exercise can help to reduce particular ailments that commonly arise in the course of a woman’s change.
It is recommended that post menopausal woman should consume eight milligrams of Iron each day. If your iron intake is too low (an estimated 10% of women receive insufficient iron) then your body is unable to produce the red blood cells which carry oxygen around your body. If you don’t have enough of these, it is known as Iron Deficiency Anemia. Without these super healthy red blood cells your body becomes tired very easily. If you ensure your diet includes red meat, leafy green vegetables, eggs, poultry and fish, then your iron should be kept at sufficient levels to keep you energized.
A recommended intake of calcium for a woman over the age of fifty is 1,200 milligrams per day. Calcium is found in many foods including dairy products, sardines, legumes and broccoli. Drinking and eating two to four servings of calcium rich foods per day should be sufficient.
Fruits and vegetables
It is recommended that women over fifty consume servings of one and a half cups of fruit per day as well as one cup of vegetables. Blending fruit and vegetable shakes is a great and easy way of consuming your daily fruit and veg quota.
Keeping hydrated is especially beneficial for your body. Water can alleviate many digestive ailments for which medicine is often the preferred option for sufferers. Simply turning on the faucet and drinking enough water can often help problems such as constipation; when your body is dehydrated the intestines absorb the limited water available, leaving food-waste dry and hard. It can also alleviate heartburn, indigestion and diarrhea