Phytoestrogens: Nutrition for Postmenopausal Women. For this week’s discussion about nutrition for postmenopausal women, we’ll begin our focus on micronutrients, starting with Phytoestrogens.
Micronutrients (AKA vitamins & minerals) are vital to healthy development, disease prevention & well-being. Micronutrients are not produced in the body –with the exception of vitamin D– so must be derived from the diet.
Phytoestrogens are similar to estrogen but have a much weaker effect in the body. They can help alleviate symptoms of low estrogen. Sources include non-GMO soy and flax seeds.
Other foods that contain phytoestrogens include soy beans, tofu, tempeh, soy beverages, linseed (flax), sesame seeds, wheat, berries, oats, barley, dried beans, lentils, rice, alfalfa, mung beans, apples, carrots, wheat germ, rice bran, and soy linseed bread.
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Nutrition for Postmenopausal Women– This series from PPMA will share recommendations to help you support your body’s optimization through and after menopause.
Stay tuned for the next post in PPMA’s Nutrition for Postmenopausal Women series!
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