Are they just a waste of time, or do we really need to take food supplements? One thing is certain though – it’s important for women to take the right vitamins to supplement their diet as they go through the menopause, and our diet can easily become depleted of vital vitamins due to the methods by which our food is stored before sale.
Some people will tell you that all you need is a well balanced diet, but even if we eat healthy food the chances are that unless you buy all your food from independent producers it will have been grown or reared under conditions designed for high yields rather than high nutritional content. Then of course we boil most of our vegetables, so many of their important nutrients are either destroyed or they leach out into the water. Anyway, what exactly is a “balanced” diet? How much is one portion of the recommended 5 a day? It can be confusing, so here you will find suggestions for supplements to bridge the main nutrition gaps, with an emphasis on those that benefit women as they hit their 50’s.