Nanditha's story: How protein supports menopause management

Nanditha's story: How protein supports menopause management

Plant proteins can be beneficial for menopausal women in several ways. Firstly, they are a rich source of phytoestrogens, which are plant-derived compounds that can mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. During menopause, the body's natural production of estrogen decreases, leading to a variety of symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. Phytoestrogens can help to alleviate these symptoms by compensating for the reduced estrogen levels.

"Whichever brand I tried, it used to cause me severe bloating. And by the evening I would feel so unhappy and bloated. It was always whey. So I was always on the look out for a plant protein that would taste good and support my energy needs," says Nanditha based in Chennai who is a regular user of Gytree's dual plant protein with ashwagandha and shatavari. 

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"Whatever other plant proteins I tried, I didn't like the taste. With Gytree protein I am so used to it, I am not able to take any other."

Many women are opting for plant proteins because they are high in dietary fiber, which can help to manage weight gain often associated with menopause. Weight gain during this period is often due to hormonal changes that slow down the metabolism. A diet high in fiber can help to increase feelings of fullness and reduce overall calorie intake, aiding in weight management.

"For me the main focus was energy and I really felt as I was menopausal, I need an extra boost. With the protein my days are healthier and stronger," says Nanditha. 

Plant proteins can contribute to bone health. Menopause increases the risk of osteoporosis due to the decline in estrogen levels, as this hormone plays a crucial role in bone health. Some plant proteins, are rich in minerals like calcium and vitamin D, which are essential for maintaining bone density. The Gytree proteins contain D3 and superherbs and adaptogens much needed by the body.

"Bone health is a big reason why women must have protein supplements and early enough. They can be pains and aches and discomfort from your mid forties if you don't use enough protein in your diet," Chahat Vasdev, nutritionist.

Plant proteins can support heart health. Menopause can increase the risk of heart disease, partly due to the decrease in estrogen levels. Many plant proteins are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, unlike animal proteins, and contain heart-healthy nutrients like potassium and magnesium. These factors can help to maintain healthy blood pressure levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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