I’m sure you know that as women go through menopause, their hormones go through significant changes. You are most likely feeling the effects of these hormonal changes too. One hormone that plays a major role during this time is insulin. Insulin is responsible for regulating the body’s blood sugar levels.
Unfortunately, many women turn to sugary foods to cope with their mood swings and stress during menopause. These habits can lead to a cycle of sugar cravings and overconsumption.
One of the best things you can do for your body is to embark on a sugar detox and adopt a low-sugar diet during menopause.
Here are some of the top benefits of a sugar detox:
- Reduces inflammation
High sugar intake contributes to inflammation in the body, which can worsen the symptoms of menopause such as night sweats, hot flashes, and joint pain. By reducing sugar intake, women can improve their overall health and reduce inflammation.
- Improved Skin
The inflammation in your body caused by sugar can also show up on your skin in the form of acne, wrinkles, and more. When you eliminate sugar, you may notice an improvement in the appearance of your skin.
- Helps with weight management
As we age, our metabolism slows down. Our bodies need fewer calories to function, and sugary foods contribute empty calories that can lead to weight gain. By reducing sugar intake and focusing on whole foods, women can manage their weight more effectively during menopause.
- Better Sleep
Sugar can interfere with your sleep quality. By removing sugar from your diet, you may find that you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
- Improves mood and energy levels
Sugary foods are often consumed for their mood-boosting effects. That’s because sugar spikes your blood sugar levels and can cause energy crashes. Unfortunately, the sugar crash that follows can lead to feelings of fatigue and irritability. By adopting a low-sugar diet, you’ll no longer experience these crashes and will have sustained energy throughout the day.
- Reduces risk of chronic disease
High sugar intake has been linked to several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. By reducing sugar intake, you can reduce your risk of developing these diseases and improve your overall health.
In conclusion, a sugar detox and low-sugar diet can have significant benefits for women going through menopause. It can improve your health, energy levels, mood and reduce your risk of chronic disease. It is an easy and effective way to support and improve your quality of life during menopause and beyond.
Meet Sheryl Vega
A lot of people think that caring for your health and wellness is just about managing your weight. But the truth is, it’s about caring for the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. I am a certified Health Coach and Fitness Trainer. I am also one of your Menopause Sisters and a Care Provider on the team at Menowave.
My own journey to finding balance has given me insight into the many challenges women face as they try to manage their health, their weight, and their lives. This enables me to bring a high level of empathy, respect, and understanding to my clients. I specialize in working with women before, during and after menopause by providing lifestyle recommendations and coaching support to implement healthier habits in order to better manage all symptoms NATURALLY!