All of us would love to live long, healthy lives. But getting older can be a bit of a pain, especially when it’s accompanied by menopause.
So, if someone were to tell you there’s a drink that could reduce your heart disease risk and relieve menopause symptoms, would you assume it was something disgusting involving some hard-to-swallow mixed of plants and oils. Well, you’d be wrong. You can actually gain both health advantage from a plain old beverage available basically everywhere: tomato juice, according to a recent published in Nutrition Journal.
We already knew that tomatoes themselves were both delicious and also an anti-cancer food. But the new study conducted by researchers at the Tokyo Medical University in Japan has shown that a drinking glass of tomato juice a day can have amazing potential to alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
During the study, 93 menopausal women were given 200 mL of tomato juice twice a day for eight weeks in a row. The women had their blood pressure, heart health, and other markers checked at regular intervals. By the end of the study, data revealed that menopausal symptoms from hot flashes to irritability had almost halved.
This is good news for a lot of people. If tomato juice can operate in a similar way to the natural estrogen hormone, women dealing with menopause will no longer have to rely on dangerous, artificial ways to deal with their menopausal symptoms.
According to researchers, bioactive components like 13-oxo-ODA, a fatty acid that’s only found in tomato juice and that prevents metabolic syndrome, and esculeoside A, a phytonutrient that supports heart health could be the reason tomato juice is so effective help reduce menopausal stress.