The simple food swaps that ‘could help women through menopause’
Simple food swaps could help women through the menopause and prevent weight gain, according to the world’s largest study of its kind. Ditching white bread, pasta and rice – or simply eating them with fat or protein – could help lessen the blood sugar spike women experience after eating carbohydrate-rich meals.
Natural yoghurt, nuts, pulses, berries and leafy greens are also good choices for helping keep the gut microbiome healthy, the study suggests. Experts from the nutrition company ZOE together with scientists, including from King’s College London, looked at data for 1,002 pre, peri and post-menopausal women, who underwent a raft of tests and health checks.
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