Excess sugar intake can contribute to weight gain and worsen mood swings and energy fluctuations that are common during menopause.
Alcohol disrupts sleep, promotes weight gain, affects bone health—critical in menopause with lower estrogen.
High sodium can worsen menopause bloating, water retention, and blood pressure.
Spicy foods can trigger or worsen hot flashes in some women, making them uncomfortable.
Processed foods: high in unhealthy fats, sodium, additives, harm heart, weight, well-being.
Menopausal women may face dairy-related digestion problems. High-fat dairy might promote weight gain and be less tolerated with declining estrogen.
Fatty meats: weight gain, higher cholesterol risk, concerning during menopause due to hormonal changes.
High caffeine intake can exacerbate hot flashes and disrupt sleep patterns, which might already be disrupted due to hormonal changes.