... and why supplementation with AKG can have a positive effect.
During menopause, a woman’s hormones are usually more than just upside down. But while some shimmy from doctor to doctor and still can’t find a lasting solution to their problems, others are already one step ahead: with the right diet and the molecule alpha-ketoglutarate as a dietary supplement, the menopause can become a more relaxed time.
Whenever you inform yourself as a menopausal woman about the appropriate form of nutrition, you will receive different and sometimes even contradictory information. For this reason, it is not so easy to choose a path that is good for you.
But first, let’s get to the background of menopause and what exactly changes in a woman’s metabolism during menopause. Unfortunately, the hormonal fluctuations during the menopause mean that the food supplied can no longer be utilised as well and as quickly as before. The reason for this is a slowing metabolism, which ensures that calories are simply burned more slowly and also stored sooner. If this is compounded by a lack of exercise, it also affects body weight. It’s not for nothing that many women who are actually slim suddenly become somewhat stronger during the menopause. However, this does not have to be the case!
Diet as a solution to menopausal symptoms?
A plain diet will certainly not permanently change anything about the metabolic problems during menopause. What can be helpful, however, is a general change in lifestyle and diet. Eating a balanced, seasonal and fresh diet is always a good idea for long-term weight loss and staying healthy. Several, smaller meals are recommended, which should consist mainly of fruit and vegetables. As protein requirements are also increased during menopause, one should pay attention to a moderately increased protein intake. This can happen through the consumption of organic meat, or through legumes such as lentils or peas.
Did you know? In general, vegetarians have fewer menopausal symptoms. From this it can be concluded that above all a vegetable diet is recommended. Soy-based tofu contains a lot of protein as well as so-called “phytohormones”, which are also said to help alleviate menopausal symptoms. But the rule is: less is more! So too much should be avoided here as well.
In any case, one should also avoid sugar, sweeteners and all other industrially processed or wholly manufactured foods. Because the latter contain a lot of hidden sugars. Wheat-containing foods should also be reduced or avoided altogether in order to reduce chronic inflammation in the body and not provide a setting for flatulence and constipation.
Exercise for your own well-being
In addition to a balanced and healthy diet, moderate exercise is also very important in order to keep the symptoms of menopause in check and to battle the kilos. How about 30 minutes of exercise once a day? It doesn’t necessarily have to be a sweaty workout. Integrating physical activity into everyday life also counts! Next time take the elevator instead of the stairs or leave the car once and take the bike instead! After all, the little things add up in the end! In addition, a certain amount of sport also simply makes you feel better.
AKG – the miracle cure for menopausal symptoms
AKG (alpha-ketoglutarate) is an important molecule in human metabolism which, in numerous studies, has been shown to have a positive effect on chronic inflammatory “age-related” diseases. Above all, its metabolism-activating effect is the main point when considering its benefits in the context of menopause. Those who supplement AKG with a high-quality product after the onset of their own menopause can actively intervene in their metabolism and also prevent it from slowing down. The consequence of a slowed metabolism is, as already mentioned above, an inevitable weight gain.