Keep the Calcium Coming
Menopausal women need a considerable calcium intake: 1200-1500 mg per day, or the equivalent of a serving of dairy at each meal. How to get that calcium? Remember, there's nothing like the real thing. Incorporate nutrient-loaded low-fat milk and yogurt into your daily food plan. And as a "woo-hoo!" bonus, milk can help you manage your weight. Research suggests that women who drink three or more glasses of milk daily tend to be leaner than those who do not.