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Magnesium and the menopause

Updated: Sep 4, 2022


It's Menopause awareness month!


Today I want to talk about MAGNESIUM.


Why do we need it as we are going through peri menopause and menopause?


#1 - BONE HEALTH


During menopause, oestrogen levels decline, leading to a spike in bone loss. As a result, bones are being broken down at a faster rate than they’re being rebuilt, leading to weakened bones. This can lead to Osteoporosis.

Women may lose up to 20% of their bone density in the 5 to 7 years after the menopause


MAGNESIUM ALSO HELPS WITH


sleep

tiredness and fatigue

regulating mood

headaches

cramps

restless legs

achy limbs

depression/anxiety

heart disease risk

reducing heart palpitations


GOOD SOURCES


As ever, eat the rainbow is a good guide, but here are some specifics...


almonds

avocado

bananas

beans (black, red, white)

broccoli

cashews

dark chocolate

fish, such as halibut, mackerel, and salmon

leafy greens, such as spinach and Swiss chard

nuts, such as almonds or cashews

seeds, such as pumpkin, sesame, or sunflower

whole grains, including breads, pastas, or brown rice


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