After a busy few weeks presenting my Menopause course in Toronto and then speaking about Female Hormone Function & Dysfunction as well as Good Guts and Brilliant Bowels at the inaugural Glastonbury Pelvic Health Festival, I wanted to share a quick blogpost with you about an underlying theme from all three of those presentations – optimal digestive health
One of the easiest ways to improve hormonal health at any stage of life is to make sure we’re eating well, moving well, sleeping well…and of course, pooping well!!
Adding a variety of seeds to your weekly intake is a great way to add fibre, phytonutrients and Essential Fatty Acids – although it is no secret that I’m a big fan of flaxseeds (did you know that their name in Latin is ‘most useful seeds’?!), today I want to talk about another seed hero – the Sesame Seed!
Did you know?
Sesame seeds supply 5 grams of protein per 3-tablespoon serving?
Sesame seeds are high in magnesium, Vitamin E and lignans which may help lower blood pressure?
Sesame seeds support both healthy bones and healthy hormones: Three tablespoons (30 grams) of sesame seeds boast 22% of the RDI of calcium, 25% of the RDI of magnesium and 21% of the RDI of zinc
You can sprinkle them in soups, salads or stifries, mix them in when you’re baking bread, whizz them up when you’re making smoothies… they’re versatile menopausal allies!
There’s often a lot of complicated science about eating well at Menopause… for a look at the science and art of living well, you might like to check out our global online certification, the 3rdAge Woman programme, where we look at hormones, nutrition, movement, heart, bone and brain health, weight management and breast health, how to improve pelvic health at menopause…and so much more!
But in the meantime, enjoy this excerpt…and don’t forget to sprinkle some sesame seeds on your next (and maybe your every?!) meal!!
Until next time
Onwards and Upwards