Benefits of Good Nutrition
At Como Diagnostic we place particular emphasis on good nutrition no matter what your age but emphasise this even more so to those at the time of Menopause and beyond.
At a glance the benefits of good nutrition is key to the prevention of diseases associated with inflammatory changes eg.
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Some cancers
- Generally unhealthy ageing
At the time of menopause one of the biggest health challenge women face is the accumulation of fat in their tissues and in particular the presence of visceral or belly fat as a result of eating in excess of their calorie requirements.
At Como Diagnostic we stress 3 things in relation to healthy nutrition and Menopause
Eat according to the principles of the anti-inflammatory diet, a diet rich in nutrients but lower in caloric value and which includes healthful fats, lean sources of protein, low-fat dairy or dairy alternatives, plenty of vegetables and a very moderate amount of fruit
Food is fresh & unprocessed – vegetables, fruit, fish and lean meats (minimal) and includes healthy fats such as avocado & olive oil and some nuts
Food is consumed in appropriate quantities for your energy needs whether you are in weight loss or weight maintenance mode
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise during and after menopause offers many benefits, including:
Preventing weight gain. Women tend to lose muscle mass and gain abdominal fat around menopause.Regular physical activity can help prevent weight gain.
Reducing the risk of cancer. Exercise during and after menopause can help you lose excess weight or maintain a healthy weight, which might offer protection from various types of cancer, including breast, colon and endometrial cancer.
Strengthening your bones. Exercise can slow bone loss after menopause, which lowers the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
Reducing the risk of other diseases. Menopause weight gain can have serious implications for your health. Excess weight increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Regular exercise can counter these risks.
Boosting your mood. Physically active adults have a lower risk of depression and cognitive decline.
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