“Eating a healthy, varied diet
and making positive lifestyle changes can help
to reduce the severity of menopausal symptoms”.1

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What may the Healthy Eating Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Diet
  • Good Nutrition
  • Healthy Diet
  • Healthy Eating
  • Nutrition

Healthy Diet

What is a healthy diet?

In Healthy Diet: For Adults the World Health Organization explain:

“A healthy diet includes the following:

  • Fruit, vegetables, legumes (e.g. lentils and beans), nuts and whole grains (e.g. unprocessed maize, millet, oats, wheat and brown rice)
  • At least 400 g (i.e. five portions) of fruit and vegetables per day, excluding potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava and other starchy roots
  • Less than 10% of total energy intake from free sugars, which is equivalent to 50 g (or about 12 level teaspoons) for a person of healthy body weight consuming about 2000 calories per day, but…
  • Less than 30% of total energy intake from fats. Unsaturated fats (found in fish, avocado and nuts, and in sunflower, soybean, canola and olive oils) are preferable to…
  • Less than 5 g of salt (equivalent to about one teaspoon) per day. Salt should be iodized…”.2

MenopauseHealthy Eating

What can healthy eating during menopause include?

In Managing Menopause Symptoms With Nutrition and Diet the British Nutrition Foundation elaborate on:

“Eating a healthy, varied diet and making positive lifestyle changes can help to reduce the severity of menopausal symptoms. It can also help protect against some of the longer-term health conditions that postmenopausal women have a higher risk of such as osteoporosis (a condition that weakens bones and makes them break more easily) and heart disease”.3

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Health Care Provider

What if I would like help with healthy eating?

If you would like help with healthy eating, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. Together you can discuss your options and if required, agree on who may be the most appropriate health care provider to help you.

In Nutrition and Healthy Eating: Basics – Nutrition Basics the (United States) Mayo Clinic elaborate on:

“Want to go beyond the nutrition basics? Talk to your doctor or a dietitian for personalized dietary advice that takes into account your health status, lifestyle, and food preferences”.5

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  1. Managing Menopause Symptoms With Nutrition and Diet. Last Reviewed September 2022. British Nutrition Foundation https://www.nutrition.org.uk/life-stages/women/menopause/managing-menopause-symptoms-with-nutrition-and-diet/ Accessed: 03 January 2024
  2. Healthy Diet: For Adults. 29 April 2020. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/healthy-diet Accessed: 03 January 2024
  3. Managing Menopause Symptoms With Nutrition and Diet. Last Reviewed September 2022. British Nutrition Foundation https://www.nutrition.org.uk/life-stages/women/menopause/managing-menopause-symptoms-with-nutrition-and-diet/ Accessed: 03 January 2024
  4. Nutrition and Healthy Eating: Basics – Nutrition Basics. 21 November 2023. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/basics/nutrition-basics/hlv-20049477 Accessed: 03 January 2024
Topic Last Updated: 21 February 2024 – Topic Last Reviewed: 03 January 2024

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