When Mary turned 40 she was happy because she didn’t have any medical problems. But when she went in menopause everything changed.
She didn’t have any problems with her hormones during her life. When she had a baby she also didn’t have any problems. Her body was still perfect but the menopause caused her metabolism to slow down and she started to gain weight. Hot flashes, night sweats and other similar symptoms caused insomnia. She also suffered from often mood swings and she wasn’t happy any more. Then she made a decision to start changing her diet and it led to :
Sugar: a bigger enemy than you presume
Mary refused taking any medications due to hormonal changes. She wanted to help herself with natural treatments. So besides exercising and relaxation techniques she changed her diet as well. She stopped using sugar and she discovered some interesting facts.
Zen Habits claim that sugar will damage your body for good as it has destructive properties. You will store more fat, it will cause depression, anxiety and mood swings and it will affect the brain function. If you consume a lot of sugar you will accelerate the aging process. As she learned about these devastating facts, Mary decided to avoid sugar. This didn’t help with her menopause problems but she felt good.
Winning the war against sugar with coconut!
Mary soon found out that coconut was effective natural solution and substitute for sugar. Mind Body Green explained her how to use coconut, coconut oil and coconut water to reduce the need for sugar. Coconut oil has medium-chain fatty acids which are healthy source of fats that are used for body energy and are not stored as fat deposits. Coconut oil does not cause high sugar levels, it will only help in increasing the energy. Mary discovered that you can use many other healthier substitutes for sugar.
Pour a cold glass of coconut water
Coconut oil can be found easily these days. After trying several brands, Mary concluded that the organic one is the best. You can also try cracking a coconut and pouring it in a glass. Mary would cool it and consumed it as refreshing drink later. Coconut water is rich in electrolytes as well.
Spice up smoothies with a pinch of coconut
Mary was already consuming smoothies but she decided to replace the milk with coconut water. She also added 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in her shakes.
Want a snack? Have some coconut oil
When she wanted something sweet to eat, Mary took a tablespoon of coconut oil as it is sweet and creamy and it is a perfect substitute for unhealthy snacks and sweets.
Baking with coconut oil
You can use coconut oil in your kitchen as well. It destroys the sugar and fats in the meals and that is why it is the healthiest option.
When she stopped consuming sugar and started using coconut, Mary lost extra pounds as well. Now she has more energy and she doesn’t have mood swings any more. The menopause can be controlled- just change your diet and stop consuming sugar!