A practical guide to help women navigate their way through the menopause, this title argues that the right diet can ease menopausal symptoms without having to take HRT which can bring about unpleasant side-effects and has been linked to cancer. Containing practical over 70 recipes full of phytoestrogen rich foods, such as soya, lentils and chickpeas, the book also contains a recipe for miracle bread - a natural alternative to HRT. Just one slice a day should be all you need to combat menopausal symptoms.
Table of Contents
Overview of importance of nutrition in women's diets and especially around the menopause: what is the menopause; explanation of the menopause. Natures oestrogen - an alternative to HRT?: introduction to phytoestrogens - what they are, where they occur in the diet and how they are handled in the body top 20 phytoestrogen rich foods; guide to phytoestrogens in the diet; what foods contain what amounts and how these can be used in the diet. Other dietary considerations: weight management; prevention of weight gain is a challenge faced by many women during the menopause. Coronary heart disease: for women the risk of CHD increases dramatically during and after the menopause as the protective effects of oestrogen is lost. Cancer: every woman's fear; look at the role of diet in cancer prevention. Osteoporosis: review of changes to bone throughout life and the additional change occurring alongside the hormonal change to the menopause; preventing aches and pains. Frequently asked questions and answers: short section dealing with questions not answered in any other section of the book. Sample menus - examples of 3-4 days' intake for each of the following: phyto rich plan; weight management plan; vegetable plan; ideas for entertaining. Recipes: breakfasts; lights lunches; main meals; desserts; baking.
Fiona Hunter has over 20 years' experience in the field of nutrition. In 1988 she became nutrition editor at 'Good Housekeeping' magazine. She now works freelance contributing to a number of magazines and newspapers, as well as regularly appearing on television and radio.Location: London, UK.