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What Every Woman Needs to Know about Eating Healthy During Menopause

  Menopause is a natural part of life, but it can have unwanted consequences. Fortunately, many of these symptoms can be controlled through simple changes to your diet. Find out how to lose weight, reduce hot flashes, and protect your heart and bones. Manage Your Weight:   Increase your fiber intake. Your metabolism slows down as you age. Plus, after menopause, women tend to gain weight around their waistline, where it can have the most harmful health effects. Eating more fiber is one of the easiest ways to slim down because you’ll feel full while eating fewer calories. Load up on vegetables and fruit. In addition to providing important nutrients, vegetables and fruits are packed with fiber. Remember you can drink your vegetables but always eat your fruit.   Calculate your portions. At the same time, trying to avoid any treats can backfire because you’re more likely to start craving chips and candy. Enjoy your favorite foods