It may increase fertility

Diet has a great impact on fertility among women, including ones in peri/pre-menopausal stages. Foods like whole grains, healthy fats, and fresh leafy veggies have shown to promote fertility in both males and females. But foods like sweets, alcohol, saturated fats, and caffeine give the exact opposite. I always remind my clients to maintain a healthy diet if they want to try conception.

It can help relieve menopausal symptoms

Menopausal symptoms include mood swings, joint pain, and hot flushes. But consistently eating healthy can help alleviate these symptoms just like physical activity does. These symptoms mainly originate from changes in sex hormones, which possibly hinder the body from attaining its nutritional requirements. Eating healthily can cope with the shifting needs, helping preserve your health during these stages. I encourage my clients to load their diets with B vitamins for counter mood swings, calcium for reducing bone loss and factures. Proteins helps build muscle mass and greens increase iron levels, among other benefits.

Ieva Kubiliute

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

Nutritionist, Cornell University, MS

I believe that nutrition science is a wonderful helper both for the preventive improvement of health and adjunctive therapy in treatment. My goal is to help people improve their health and well-being without torturing themselves with unnecessary dietary restrictions. I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle – I play sports, cycle, and swim in the lake all year round. With my work, I have been featured in Vice, Country Living, Harrods magazine, Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Women's Health, and other media outlets.

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