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Perimenopause-  Which Food Will Help?

Perimenopause- Which food will help?

Menopause is a natural process which every woman

experiences. But I have seen that as woman reaches

menopausal age she gets some fear that she will

experience some odd symptoms. But believe me,

all women don’t have same symptoms.

Menopause is an individual experience. So,

my request to all lovely women is that

never listen to any other women’s menopausal

experience. As listening to other’s suffering may

increase your anxiety and may exaggerates your symptoms.

Now let us understand-

What is perimenopause?

It is a period before your menses stops completely.

What happens in perimenopause?

  • During this phase, there is fluctuation in your

female hormones- oestrogen & progesterone.

  • Due to this fluctuation, you experience irregular menses.
  • Either it can lead to less frequent & lighter bleeding- good

for you.

  • Or, it can lead to heavy & longer bleeding. If your

haemoglobin is already low, heavy bleeding can lead

to anaemia. &, if you are already anaemic, it will worsen

your situation- not good for you.


Which food will help in your perimenopause with heavy & longer periods?


Deficiency of this vitamin can lead to

heavy flow. Taking good vitamin- A rich food helps to

reduce your heavy flow.

Good natural vegetarian sources of vitamin-A are:

  • Carrot
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Beet

All the sources mentioned above are

winter food. These foods are easily available.

Carrot – You can have carrot in raw form or you can add in your

stuff paratha, sandwiches. Also, you can add

it in your favourite hummus.

Beet – you can have it in salads and can make soup out of it.

Green leafy vegetables- make paratha out of it or can have

it in salads or your smoothies.

Another nutrient that help you is


Heavy loss of blood can lead to

anaemia. Anaemia may lower down your

energy level reducing your immunity.

Good vegetarian sources of iron are:

  • Mint leaves
  • Sesame seeds
  • Curry leaves.

Next nutrient is-

Folic acid

It helps you to build your hemoglobin by

forming red blood cells.

Good vegetarian sources of folic acids are:

  • Palak
  • Sprouts
  • Ladies finger.



It is the king of antioxidant which help

in better absorption of iron.

Good vegetaian sources vitamin-C are:

  • Amla
  • Guava
  • Lemon
  • Sprouts

If you have heavy bleeding for more

then 7 days, consult your gynecologist.

That’s all for today

See you next Tuesday

With another Tuesday tip

Till then

Take care

Providing simple solutions for complexities of life

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your dietitian & homoeopathic physician.



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