With the holiday season right around the corner, that likely means a trip or two to the airport or on the road. And with all the tempting treats that seem to abound, it can be very difficult to maintain a healthy weight, let alone eat right for your hormone type.
When traveling, always keep your eye out for fresh, local fruits or vegetables. However, if you have menopause problems, youll want to avoid highly acidic fruits like oranges and grapefruit. Instead, stock up on high-enzyme foods like sprouts, carrots, celery, or papaya to snack on.
If you are eating in a restaurant, aim for salads, steamed vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, and poultry, especially if you suffer from hot flashes or night sweats. Be sure to order the less acidic, more alkaline fruits such as melons and papayas.
Conversely, if you have estrogen dominance, you should load up on spinach salads with vinegar- or lemon juice-based dressings, entrees with tomato sauce, spicy entrees, or healthy meat-based dishes.
If you are flying and your trip is an hour or more, try brown bagging it. That way, instead of raiding the frig or mini-bar, you can reach into your own store of energy-rich foods that you brought from home. These can include raw, fresh vegetables with a flavorful dressing or dip, whole-grain crackers with almond butter, and a piece of fruit.