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Diet Guidelines for Menopause

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It's not easy to design the optimum menopause diet. Each woman responds to menopause in her own unique way. But here are some general dietary guidelines to help maintain health and weight.

Menopause Diet and Calcium

Make sure you get enough calcium in your diet. Choose calcium-rich foods whenever possible. A healthy pre-menopausal woman should have about 1,000 mgs of calcium per day. After menopause, it is suggested that women consume 1,500 mgs per day if they are not using hormonal replacement or 1,000 mgs per day in conjunction with hormonal replacement.

Menopause Diet and Vitamin D

Vitamin D is also very important for calcium absorption and bone formation. One study has shown that women with postmenopausal osteoporosis who took vitamin D for 3 years significantly reduced the occurrence of new spinal fractures.

However, the issue is still controversial. High doses of vitamin D can cause kidney stones, constipation, or abdominal pain, particularly in women with existing kidney problems.

Coffee seems to interfere with calcium and bone-building. According to the American Dietetic Association, each cup of coffee removes the calcium in one teaspoon of milk.

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