The vitamins that can help you sleep during menopause

Following our recently updated guide to the menopause and its symptoms, an article by Psychology Today has been published that looks at the nutrients that can help you sleep better during menopause.

The symptoms of menopause, such as hot flushes and night sweats, can make getting a good night’s sleep more difficult, which, in turn, can aggravate symptoms further. In addition to the nutrients in foods like Marine Pine Bark, Alfalfa and Green tea Extract that are in Metabolics’s Menopause Support, the article suggests that vitamin E can also aid sleep during menopause due its potential to lower inflammation.

The article also points out that B vitamins, such as vitamin B12 and vitamin B6, can have a positive effect in supporting energy levels and mood, which can be affected during the menopause.

The popularity of purple food

Purple food seems to be having a surge in popularity at the moment, at least according to this article by FoodNavigator, and it’s largely due to its attractive nature, making it a regular feature on social media. While the vibrant hues of purple food make the range of fruits and vegetables popular for use in recipe photography online, they also hold a wealth of health benefits.

Purple foods tend to be rich in antioxidants, such as the flavonoid anthocyanin, which means that purple foods are not only beautiful on social media but they also give people lots to talk about.

Whether it's their looks or the health benefits associated with them, it looks like purple foods will only continue to rise in popularity.

pinto beans health benefits

Health benefits of Pinto Beans

Pinto beans, whilst more commonly consumed in the US and in Mexican cuisine than in British culinary dishes, are packed with nutritional benefits. This article by Healthline lists some of the top health benefits that come from eating pinto beans including:

- They’re packed with vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium

- They’re a great source of fibre, with 15g per 171g serving

- They’re rich in protein, also at 15g per 171g serving

- They also have a low glycaemic index (GI), meaning they are digested slowly and can support blood sugar moderation.

As well as being nutritional rich, pinto beans are also very easy to add to your diet in salads and stews.

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Alison Astill-Smith author Alison is Director and Founder of Metabolics who writes about Metabolics updates, events and natural healthcare. Her experience and passion for natural supplements and healthcare comes from her years of experience as a practising osteopath, having founded Metabolics in her search for high quality, natural products in her own work. Alison has been a qualified and practising Osteopath since 1981 and regularly gives seminars on a range of healthcare subjects to the wider practitioner community helping share her knowledge and experience.