Juicing to Help Ease the Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause is a difficult transitional period in most women’s lives. When menstruation comes to an end menopause then begins. With it comes any number of hormonal changes that can affect the physical and mental well-being of a woman.
Many women experience irregular menstruation as they get close to the onset of menopause. Hot flashes are common, as are mood swings and dryness in the vaginal area. These symptoms are not something that can be improved upon overnight but instead can be balanced over a longer time period. Getting enough exercise on a regular basis and eating a healthy well balanced diet can help a premenopausal woman to make the transition into menopause as smooth as possible.
Along with your regular diet of eating plenty of fruits and vegetables you can also add in juicing to help you to feel better both in a physical sense as well as a psychological sense. When you juice frequently you give your body an extra dose of nutrients and antioxidants that help you to stay strong, healthy, energetic and on top of things!
Menopause can be a stressful time for any woman so finding healthy ways to improve your diet and your life is essential to your overall sense of self.
If you have not juiced before then give it a try. Juicing for menopause can offer very beneficial results. You will notice a positive change in yourself right away. You might also want to add an herbal supplement to your juicing recipes. Maintaining your health at this crucial time in your life is simple if you put time and attention into just doing it!
Juicing Fruits and Vegetables
For ladies nearing menopause or those in the thick of it you may wish to combine a variety of fruits and veggies together in your natural juices to provide you with balanced nutrition in just one glass. Or you may wish to alternate between a natural fruit juice and a natural vegetable juice.
While both fruits and vegetables are healthy choices it is recommended that you drink raw fruit juice in moderation. One or two glasses to start the day are fine but do not overdo your juicing for fruit recipes because it can lead to a spike in your blood sugar. Juicing vegetables does not have the same effect on your blood sugar and can be done frequently- even every day!
Some of the best juicing fruits and vegetables include apples, avocados, bananas, berries, grapes, peaches and pears. Asparagus and carrots are also good picks as are green bell peppers, celery, fennel, leafy greens, tomatoes and watercress. Juicing leafy greens is a wise choice to help with hormonal imbalance.
Herbs to Add to Your Juice
As far as herbs go you can buy them in capsule form and add them to your juices or you can purchase the tincture and include them in that manner. Another option is to buy dry leaves and make tea. Or you can try a variety of methods and from there decide what works best- and tastes best- to you.
These herbs are good choices for menopause:
- Dandelion root
- Siberian ginseng
- Lemon balm
- Red clover
- Chaste tree berry
- Black cohosh
- Dong quai
- Wild yam
Tinctures of black cohosh, chaste tree berry, dong quai and wild yam work well together when combined in a glass of water or in a natural juice that you make at home.
Menopausal Juicing Recipe
Give this recipe a try:
- 2 cups of green grapes
- 1 green pepper
- 3 sprigs of parsley
- 1 sprig of rosemary