Written by Healthy Monday Campaigns
Traditional cultures around the world have long known the benefits at menopause of a mostly vegetarian diet. Numerous studies have linked vegetarian eating to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and overall weight, as well as a decreased risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers and menopause symptoms. A near-vegetarian diet rich in foods not common to American tables may account for lower rates of hot flashes, night sweats and other menopause discomforts in Asia and other continents. A healthy vegetarian diet consists of mostly whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and beans that contain phytoestrogens.
Take a world tour and improve your health this week by sampling some traditional vegetarian dishes! You can easily find recipes for Indian, Mediterranean, Asian, and other meatless cuisine on websites like www.MeatlessMonday.com.