Lately we have been getting a few questions from you asking if there is anything that you can do to better manage breast tenderness in menopause. Luckily for you, there are a few things that you can do to help ease the tenderness and live a more carefree life today!
Continuing to live with tender breasts can cause you to live life on edge, not knowing when the next time you might bump your ladies while going about your daily activities. It may feel as though this is just another thing that you have to put up with which can be frustrating!
Would you like to feel empowered and know how to push the frustration away that tender breasts can cause? Well keep on reading to find out how YOU can claim back your chest and let your ladies live in harmony yet again!
Breast tenderness is complicated and linked to all sorts of hormonal changes, however the strategies that you can implement to help with breast tenderness are straight forward. So, what can you do to help with breast tenderness in menopause?
• Follow a mostly plant-based diet: try swapping out your mince for nachos with a can of 4 bean mix or if you aren’t quite ready for a full plant-based meal, try swapping half the amount of mince for kidney beans.
• Including more fish and tofu into your daily food routine: Start having one meatless day a week. Marinated tofu is a great replacement for meat for people who are new to tofu! Each week try a new type of fresh fish to help make fish an integral part of you weekly menu.
• Include a variety of wholegrains into your daily intake: For example; overnight oats for breakfast, brown rice and quinoa salad for lunch and a variety of different grains with dinner each night.
• Other strategies you could trial could include supplementation of evening primrose oil (EPO) at 3g/day for 6 months or trialing a vitamin E supplement at 200-600IU/day.
Now you know four strategies to try that may help ease your breast tenderness, what are you waiting for! Grab some beans, lentils, tofu, fish and oats at your next grocery shop and feel the benefits!
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