Many theories have been made in relation to the illnesses that women may be suffering from during their post-maturity years. Nutrition experts blame refined carbs for postmenopausal depression, according to a recent study they have conducted.
Women are often said to suffer from many physical illnesses once they have ended their ovulation period. Yet, medical experts believe many of the physical symptoms that women experience are often related to a weakened physical state, which is most of the times, neglected by patients and doctors, alike.
In fact, many of our previous beliefs have been recently dismantled by the recent discovery that nutrition experts have made. In their opinion, women feel depressed during postmenopausal years because they eat inappropriate products.
The previously mentioned hypothesis has been verified with the help of a recent experiment involving the examination of 70,000 medical records from postmenopausal female patients. The data was collected between 1994 and 1998 by researchers taking part in Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study.
The analysis of the records has revealed a strong link between the products that women regularly consume and their mental states. More specifically, women who consumed refined carbs were inclined to have bigger fluctuations in their blood sugar levels.
This tendency has been frequently observed among postmenopausal patients with low blood glucose levels. The latter confessed during the medical interviews they have taken part in that they felt much more tired, stressed and depressed than the rest of the female respondents.
The current finding has been discovered by comparing the glycemic index of the patients with the carbohydrates they consumed and mental affections they were suffering from. The conclusion is but one, women have to pay extra care to their diets during post-maturity years, even if they have always followed a healthy diet.
The most recommended products for them are those that are rich in fibers and poor in carbs. Refined carbohydrates are different from natural carbohydrates. The latter may be found in fiber-rich products like vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains, whereas bad or refined carbs usually appear in French fries, white bread and cakes.
The current research has not been acknowledged yet as a valid scientific experiment as nutrition experts believe many more studies have to be conducted. However, experts think women should include only healthy carbs in their diets as their benefic influence on the body has been proven on many occasions.
Image source: 2.bp.blogspot.com