If you have hit that age in life where the hormones are playing havoc, you’re experiencing hot flushes, mood swings, you’re gaining weight around your middle and brain often feels like it’s in a fog, then the chances are you’ve hit that dreaded phase of a woman’s life – menopause!
As women age, our bodies stop producing regular amounts of estrogen and progesterone, often causing obesity, higher cholesterol levels, and an increased risk for several chronic diseases. The age at which this happens can vary, but it can start as early as the late-30’s (peri-menopause) right up until late-50’s. Whilst losing the menstruation cycle may be a relief ….. some of the other changes are not so welcome.
As these changes are hormone related it means that we need to modify our diet to adapt to the changes in our body chemistry. Following a diet enriched in plant estrogen, calcium and several other nutrients is essential. Furthermore, it’s just as important to know what not to eat to avoid aggravating your symptoms.
If you’re looking for a way to get through this transition period, In this one-day hand-on cookery class we’ll teach you which food to avoid and which food to embrace. We will guide you through the impact of menopause and what your body needs to cope with it.
You will cook a range of dishes, that will incorporate proteins such as chicken, fish, prawns, as well specific vegetables, and most importantly a range of herbs and spices that will positively impact your metabolism and serotine levels to improve your body and hormone balance. The ingredients selected on this class are designed to nutrient dense so that you can optimise the nutritional levels from every recipe whilst increasing your metabolic influencers.
You will be preparing and cooking dishes such as …. but not exclusive to:
- Spice crusted Salmon pomegranate & and Parsley dressing
- Thyme & lemon crispy Chicken in Salsa Verde
- Pear & Walnut Salad with Mexican Slaw
- Berry, Cinnamon, Chai pudding
- Sizzling Prawn curry
- Mocha-Flax smoothie
- Easy sesame-hoisin Salmon
- Steamed Broccoli with peanut sauce
- Mushroom & Mangetout Mee Goreng
- Cauliflower steaks with hummus and jewelled couscous
- Charred Lemon Chicken Piccata
The class is run by Kumud Gandhi, Food Scientist, Founder of The Cooking Academy, Author & broadcaster.