Dizziness prevention is a major priority for those who suffer from chronic episodes, and even more so when compounded with other unpleasant symptoms of menopause. There are several things, however, that can be easily added to your daily routine to help fight off dizziness. Read on to learn about five quick snacks that can provide relief from dizzy spells throughout the day.
As one of the most hydrating fruits around, cucumber is a great snack for dizziness prevention. Its composition is 96% water, which makes it extremely useful for avoiding dehydration and maintaining equilibrium. Also, cucumber is rich in magnesium, a nutrient that fights fatigue while supporting the nervous system, among other things. These two factors in particular can be triggers for dizzy spells.
It's well-known that peaches are a juicy fruit, suggesting that it hydrates like cucumber does. Not only does it benefit health in that sense, but it also has a high concentration of potassium. If acidity is a problem, as it can be for some menopausal women suffering from incontinence or gum problems, bananas offer an alternative and excellent source of potassium.
Seeds and nuts are frequently forgotten on grocery lists, but they should receive particular attention from those looking for dizziness prevention. Almonds are especially high in omega-3 fatty acids, which play an important role in regulating the nervous system. They also contain vitamin B6, which is responsible for enzyme production and making proteins. A regular supply of these can help keep dizziness episodes at bay.
A popular snack in Japan, edamame are health-conscious, delicious, and packed with dizziness-thwarting properties. They are simply roasted soybeans, but they contain high levels of manganese. Low levels of manganese in the body can trigger dizzy spells. Even more importantly, perhaps, is that the pods also possess phytoestrogenic properties, which can help balance hormones in women to relieve the side effects of menopause.
Though not exactly a snack food, ginger tea is a useful treat at any time of day, and many corroborate its efficacy in dizziness prevention. Its immune-boosting power keeps the body healthy, and it is also said to be a potent digestive aid, which is particularly helpful for those who suffer from dizziness after eating.
Dizzy spells may seem to come on suddenly and without apparent cause, but there are triggers to be aware of and strategies that can help you avoid them. Adding one or more of the foods listed above to a balanced diet can quickly have a major impact on your overall balance and well-being. For further information on how to deal with dizziness, click on.
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