Magnesium levels reduce during menopause. All organs in the body including kidneys and heart need magnesium to function properly and magnesium also supports heart and bone health, enzyme production and enzyme activation.
What is Magnesium Needed for?
- Good nerve function
- Keeping your mood up
- Good muscle function
- Keeping your heart healthy
- Keeping your thyroid balanced
- Bone health
- Regulates calcium in your body
- Hormone balance
- Keeping blood pressure level
- Healthy nails and hair
- Helps keep you young
Foods Rich in Magnesium
There are lots of great foods that contain magnesium, try to incorporate as many into your diet as possible in order to reduce your menopause symptoms.
- Nuts – Brazil nuts, almonds
- Seeds – sesame seeds, chai seeds, sunflower seeds
- Soya flour
- Brown rice
- Fish – prawns (boiled), salmon
- Vegetables – green peppers, red peppers, green leafy vegetables: spinach, kale,
- Beans & Legumes – lentils, mung beans, baked beans,
- Meat – lamb
- Fruit – bananas, avocado
Look out for Menopause Chef recipes containing magnesium-rich foods coming soon!