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In this day of fast foods and “want it now” culture we may find ourselves consuming too much in the the way of refined carbohydrates…As for me, I’m not big on sodas, but carrot cake, oatmeal cookies and apple pie are my weakness.Â Frankly, I will “walk a mile” for a scrumptious oatmeal cookie.Â
I find the key is maintaining a balance…no extremes…
So regarding refined carbohydrates sources such as soda, candy, fruit juice (yes, even fruit juice), jam and syrups can elevate and cause cause drops in your blood sugar.Â
WhenÂ your blood is effected it may cause you to feel irritable and tired. Breads and pastries, such as crackers, bagels, rice white bread, made from refined flour, can produce the same effect because of the quick break down into our digestive system which forms blood sugar.Â
Bottom line whole grain foods which digest slower because of the higher fiber content don’t reek havoc on our blood sugar and support blood sugar stability.
So the next time you say,Â “yes” (or we say yes) to that slice of pie, cake, cookies and or candy…remember moderation is the key….or better yet, opt for the whole grain replacement.
To your excellent health,
I sure by now you have heard a lot about refined or concentrated sources of sugar working against your optimal health.Â Well, if you are like me you want a bit of the “sweet” stuff every now and then. Â
But I have to caution you to be careful ofÂ your consumption of the refined carbohydrates like soda, candy, fruit juice, jam and syrups which have been known to cause major upward swirling of your blood sugar…which is definitely not hot flash help.
The rise in your blood sugar can cause you to feel on edge, irritable, stressed out and just plain tired.Â Refined starches such asÂ white bread, crackers, bagels and white rice have the same effect on you.
Refined starches break down rather quickly in your digestive system to form blood sugar.Â So bottom line,Â to avoid the mood “blues” it is best to go with whole-grain versions of these foods. Whole grain foods, such as whole grain, product and unprocessed foods, are not digested as quickly and because of the higher fiber content keep your blood sugar consistent….not that can help with overall menopause symptoms and possible hot flash help.
To your excellent health!
One of the most frequent complaints I hear from menopausal women is that of erratic hot flashes.Â Just the other day I stopped into my local coffee shop.Â The female barista complained, as she served me, about the extremely warm temperature in the cafĂ©.Â
I responded, to her complaint, that the temperature felt comfortable to me. Â She then leaned over the counter and whispered to me saying,Â â€śI’m going through the menopause and having a hard time with hot flashes and frankly, Iâ€™m quite miserable.â€ťÂ I felt her â€śpainâ€ť so to speak. Needless to say,Â as soon as she got a break from serving customers I passed her information on my site which is totally dedicated to menopausal women and hot flash help…she thanked me for the information and indicated she would definitely visit my site with the hope of finding hot flash help.
Millions of women suffer with hot flashes both day and throughout the night while sleeping, with no hot flash help in sight. Â
To make matters worse, hot flashes may be accompanied by palpitations, headaches or dizziness, which can be totally overwhelming. Â An increase in omega-3 fatty acids may be what you need to help boost hormone production and get the hot flash help you need and deserve.
Iâ€™ve learned, as we go through menopause, our hormone levels begin to fall and this is the cause of many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Omega-3 fatty acids increase hormone levels and can help relieve your and my hot flashes, Now how is that for good news?
To your excellent health!
Omega-3 can be used to treat symptoms for menopausal woman and provide natural hot flash relief, according to Mayo Clinic.com.Â Â Iâ€™ve also learned that omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that our body needs in order to perform a variety of physiologic activities (that is the physical inner working of the body).
Our body needs omega-3 fatty acids to function, but is unable to synthesize them. . So our body must obtain the omega-3 fatty acids from our diet or from supplements.
So here is a brief list of some foods:
Sardines:Â Ounce for ounce sardines contain just as much heart-healthy omega3-fat as salmon.Â According to what Iâ€™ve learned sardines are very low in contaminants, eco-friendly, packed with high-quality protein and of course exceedingly affordable.Â
Not that I recommend canned foods but if you buy canned sardines with the bones weâ€™ll get a huge dose of calcium as well.
Fish:Â Fish naturally contain omega-3 fatty acids, and cold water fish such as salmon have even higher concentrations of the healthy fat. For what Iâ€™ve learned at least two servings per week are recommended.Â Also research has shown the omega-3â€™s lower cholesterol and decreased risk of heart disease with continued use.
Plants: Many plants contain omega-3 fatty acids, particularly green and leafy plants such as collard greens and spinach and are an easy source of omega-3 dietary needs. Â Itâ€™s great to know that these foods are inexpensive to accessible and can provide you with natural hot flash relief.
To Your Excellent Health!