Postmenopause Period: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Consume fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, to strengthen your immune system like carrots, apples, beans, soy, yams, potatoes, seaweed etc.
  • Calcium-rich foods such as low-fat dairy products (like milk, Low fat yogurt, Cheese, Soy milk), spinach, almonds and fish can help women maintain proper bone strength.
  • Whole grain breads, pastas and pastries are more nutritious than their refined white counterparts.
  • Drink eight glasses of water every day to stay hydrated.
  • Certain foods -that are high in plant estrogen- have been shown to impact a postmenopausal body positively. These include:  Soy, Whole grains, Fruits, Legumes, Nuts, Potatoes and yams.
Foods to be avoided
  • Avoid or minimize consumption of whole fat dairy products like butter and whole milk.
  • Junk Food
  • Use sugar and salt in moderation

Yoga and Exercise

Physical activity is important for weight loss and maintenance at any age.
  • Do cardio activities at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Also do strength-training exercises like weightlifting, step-ups and assisted push ups twice a week.
  • Aerobic activities consisting of walking, jogging, etc can be done.

Home Remedies

Most of the women gain weight during this stage in order to maintain a healthy weight follows a healthy exercise program and a proper nutritious diet for a best postmenopausal health.

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