Blueberries, the Post Menopause Superfood

Blueberries are super nutritious they contain dietary fibre, vitamins (A, B, C, E), minerals (selenium, zinc, iron, and manganese), and other phytonutrients (resveratrol, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, flavonoids (anthocyanins), flavanols,...

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The Health Benefits of Taurine

Let's consider the role of a non-essential amino acid called Taurine. It was coined a non-essential amino acid because your body can produce tiny amounts in your liver but your requirements change over your lifetime and the small amount...

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Dry Eyes and the Menopausal Transition

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 Do you have dry eyes? Did you connect this symptom with your menopausal transition? All kinds of dryness are linked with menopause, dry hair, dry skin, dry vagina, and even dry eyes! Unfortunately, this issue tends to increase post...

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Zinc

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Sources:

  • Seafood especially oysters
  • Meat and poultry
  • Nuts - cashews, almonds
  • Legumes - chickpeas and kidney beans - although these contain phytates that may prevent zinc absorption

 

Deficiency:

Vegetarians are often deficient as the...

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Selenium

Sources:

  • Brazil nuts, cashews
  • Seafood, meats, poultry
  • Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Eggs

 

Deficiency:

The selenium content of food depends on whether the crop was grown in selenium-rich or poor soil and whether the animal meats were fed rich or poor...

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Chromium

Sources:

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Vegetables: Broccoli, green beans
  • Herbs and spices: Garlic, Basil
  • Beef and Poultry
  • Fruit: apple, banana, grapes

 

Deficiency is very common.

 

Uses:

  • Enhances the action of insulin, helps to regulate blood...
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Vitamin E

Sources:

  • Seeds: sunflower
  • Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts,
  • Green vegetables: spinach, broccoli
  • Fruit: kiwi, mango, tomato,

 

Deficiency:

Found in women on low-fat diets or those with digestion issues.

 

Uses:

  • Specific nutrient for hormonal...
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Vitamin A

Food sources of Vitamin A:

Animal meat - liver, cod liver oil, egg

Dairy products - ghee, butter, cheese

 

Food sources of beta carotene:

Fruit - rockmelon, apricot, papaya, mango

Vegetables - sweet potato, carrot, broccoli, kale, dandelion,...

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