Food and Menopause – Can an Apple A Day Relieve Menopausal Symptoms?

by Laura Ramirez on July 8, 2011

We all know that food and menopause are intricately connected. Some foods have medicinal effects while others worsen menopause symptoms. Now scientists are looking at your mother’s old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” to see if it has a basis in scientific fact. Turns out, as usual, mom was right. Apples do have a medicinal effect because they contain pectin and polyphenols which reduce inflammation and lower bad cholersterol. In fact, apples are an excellent heart-healthy food.

food and menopause

Food and menopause - understanding the link can help you reduce symptoms

Everyone has heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We all know we should eat more fruit. But why apples? Do they contain specific benefits? According to Dr. Bahram H. Arjmandi, PhD, RD, Margaret A…

According to registered dietician, Dr. Armajdhi, eating an apple a day has an incredible effect. Not only did eating apples increase good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol, apples are a “miracle fruit” that lowers C-reactive protein which is a strong indicator of inflammation and heart attack risk. Take a closer look at the link between food and medicine and you will see that many of the sayings that we grew up with offer good advise. A good diet is a healthy foundation for menopausal women.

 

 

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