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The Best Diet for Menopause

Menopause is a natural phase of every woman’s life. But the side effects of fluctuating hormones feel anything but normal. Additionally, hormonal changes during menopause increase the risk of serious diseases, including osteoporosis, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. But increasing your consumption of the following seven foods can help.

1 Buckwheat

Technically a seed (not a whole grain), buckwheat is an excellent source of complex carbs, essential for serotonin, a neurotransmitter linked with memory and mood. Studies show that complex carbs help relieve depression and elevate mood. According to other research, having a carb-containing meal at dinner may shorten sleep onset. Buckwheat is gluten-free and rich in B vitamins, which also impact mood. Stir-fry cooked buckwheat

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