01 JUN 2022 NUTRITION & WELLNESS 3 MINS READ 1053 VIEWS 32 SHARES

A Wonder Woman At Every Age

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Different bodies have different requirements to maintain optimum health and wellbeing. As our bodies age, the needs of our bodies change. As such, the different needs of a woman’s body require specific nutrients to nourish and strengthen her throughout her journey.


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A woman’s body changes as she goes through various stages in her life:

  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Menopause

Hormonal changes can cause a number of effects in the female body, including but not limited to:

  • Mood swings
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain/cramping
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Unexpected weight gain/loss
  • Affected metabolism

These symptoms can fluctuate in intensity across various stages of life, or even through a single year. However, there are ways to manage and reduce the effects of hormonal imbalances.


Balanced diet

Eating a balanced diet is a universal method of managing many issues that might arise. Ensure that you feed your body a balanced intake of nutrients. Eating well balances your blood sugar, stabilises your metabolism and promotes healthy nutrient absorption.

At any stage of life, consuming enough protein keeps your endocrine glands functioning properly and producing peptide hormones, which is responsible for regulating growth, appetite, stress and reproduction.


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Prioritise gut health

Going with your gut isn’t just about trusting your instincts. The human gut contains trillions of good bacteria and microflora that regulate hormones and insulin resistance. This prevents you from overeating, suppresses cravings and promotes efficient calorie and fat burning.

Looking for a new probiotic to add to your diet? Take the Nutrilite Cranberry Fruit Drink Base with Probiotic, Inulin & FOS. This delicious cranberry-flavoured supplement contains 3 probiotic strains – Lactobacillus (rhamnosus HN001, acidophilus LA-14 & acidophilus NCFM) with 0.8g inulin and 0.13g Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS).

Two of the strains have been extensively studied for their effects on vaginal microbiota. Taken daily, it helps you reach optimal pH levels while supporting intestinal and gut function.


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Take steps to de-stress

Stress can have a very intense effect on one’s health. Cortisol, the stress hormone, can take effect on the regulation of your hormonal systems if produced over a length of time. In short, prolonged stress results in more cortisol, which makes your hormones go haywire.

High levels of cortisol can cause your body to crave fatty and sugary foods as a survival instinct. Think about all the times you’ve binged on ice cream or fast food!

Meditation, mindfulness or even relaxing music can help reduce your cortisol levels. Search online for virtual classes that you can easily join at any time of the day.


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Supplements

Aside from the suggestions mentioned above, another option would be to add supplements to your diet. The Vital Treasures PINK BLOOM Botanical Beverage Raspberry, Red Dates & Pomegranate Extract is a ready-to-drink botanical essence that is ideal for women of all ages.

Formulated with 23 herbs and extracts, this addition to your daily intake ensures that your body meets its nutritional needs. Rich in antioxidants thanks to the US-patented Pomegranate Extract, this delicious and aromatic drink improves vitality​ to keep you going.


Drink to your wellness at Amway.my!


References:

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6770041/

2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31087391/

3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5334212/