Best Peruvian Superfoods for Menopause Support and Healthy Aging
Every woman’s menstrual cycle is unique, but hormonally, they all go through the same monthly and yearly processes. When menopause comes knocking on the door, the hormonal changes can be harsh and sometimes even really difficult to handle. Luckily, some of these amazing Peruvian superfoods can help out.
Healthy aging is the goal of every person, but women deal with certain hormonal changes that might cause a plethora of negative and unwanted side effects that can be hard to deal with on a day-to-day basis.
The Effects of Menopause
Menopause is a stage of a woman’s life when she’s gone 12 consecutive months without a period. This is caused by changes in her estrogen and progesterone levels which bring her reproductive period to an end. It typically occurs when a woman reaches her 40s and 50s, but it can happen before and even after this time period. Additionally, women who have their ovaries or uterus surgically removed due to an illness or another medical reason tend to enter menopause prematurely.
These hormonal changes might mark the end of your monthly bleeding, but they still come with a variety of different, often unpleasant side effects such as hot flashes, night sweats, depression and anxiety, fatigue, dry skin, trouble with sleeping, low libido, hair loss, brittle nails, vaginal dryness, and more. The intensity of these symptoms can range from mild to severe, and some women even experience them in the years leading up to their menopause.
For that reason, many women seek medical and alternative help in their pre-menopause and menopause stages in order to find a way to deal with their symptoms, get some relief, and improve their overall quality of life. One of the ways to support your menopausal stage and healthy aging is through nutrition, more specifically special superfoods.
These Peruvian powerhouses have a rich micronutrient profile to help reduce your inflammation and pain, promote better hormone balance, lower your stress levels, and make it easier for you to manage your symptoms so that they don’t have a negative impact on your daily activities.
Peruvian Superfoods for Menopause Support
Peru is a country with incredibly rich soil and a beneficial climate that changes with elevation. Our superfoods are grown in very high altitudes and come directly from sustainable farms, without a middleman. This ensures high quality, potency, and purity with every batch, supplying you with the highest amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other powerful plant nutrients to support your overall health and longevity.
Known for its powerful adaptogenic properties, maca powder helps improve your energy levels, strengthens your immune system, and has a strongly beneficial impact on your sexual and reproductive health.
Studies have shown amazing results in helping women going through menopause reduce their depressive symptoms, and even hot flashes. This cruciferous vegetable that’s been used for thousands of years in ancient South American cultures has helped plenty of women deal with their estrogen and progesterone changes, especially in situations where they can’t or don’t want to get on hormonal therapy.
Our gelatinized maca powder has been cultivated at 14 000 feet and contains the highest amount of nutrients, helping support your hormonal balance. There are plenty of different ways you can add it to your diet as it has a slight caramel taste. We love adding it to coffee and hot cacao concoctions, chia seed puddings and healthy chocolate brownies, as well as some savory broths and soups.
Criollo Cacao Powder
Other than helping you deal with your sugar cravings, Criollo cacao is one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world, helping you reduce inflammation and protect yourself from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Our Criollo Cacao is one of the best-quality cacao powders in the world, cultivated for thousands of years and thought to be sacred. Used in rituals and healing therapies since the Incas and Mayans, cacao powder can be incredibly helpful to women going through menopause.
Rich in magnesium and calcium, cacao powder can help reduce headaches and brain fog, as well as decrease feelings of tiredness and fatigue. Some studies even indicate how it can help you with weight loss and promote a healthier body composition.
We love adding it to everything, from cookies and healthy puddings to rich cakes and even marinades. And who can say no to a hot cup of delicious cacao?
Camu Camu Powder
Menopausal women need plenty of healthy vitamins and minerals to support their hormonal changes. Camu camu is one of the highest vitamin C foods in the world. When compared to oranges, camu camu has 60 times the amount!
Vitamin C is extremely important in menopause as it helps with collagen production, prevention of bleeding gums, reducing joint and muscle pains, and strengthening your immune system to reduce your risk of infection. It also helps protect your heart health and reduce the intensity of your hot flashes.
We love using our organic, raw camu camu powder in fruit bowls and smoothies, desserts, and even citrus-paired reductions. It’s an extremely versatile and delicious extract that gives a special berry kick to any dish.
Ginger Root Powder
And last, but not least, ginger has been well-researched and is known as one of the most powerful healing roots in the world. When it comes to menopause, it’s shown to have a positive influence on estrogen levels, inflammation, as well as weight management.
Our organic ginger root powder comes straight from Peruvian farms and has an extremely high level of nutrients and antioxidants to support your overall health and well-being. We love steeping it in hot water as ginger tea or adding it to other beverages and broths, grating it in desserts for that extra spice, or even juicing it and drinking it as a mini-shot to boost your immune system function.
Peruvian superfoods can tackle so many aspects of your reproductive, but also overall health and support healthy aging through a variety of channels. Don’t be shy when using these products and generously play with different recipes and food ideas. The more you use them, the more benefits you can expect to notice!