Hormone-Loving & Waistline-Friendly Kumara (Sweet Potato) Chips You’ll Love

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Don’t miss these kumara (aka sweet potato) chips.

Now, we know you love a good recipe – so do we and this one for kumara chips ticks all the boxes!

As the title says this is a hormone-balancing recipe that won’t budge the scales so long as you don’t eat them by the truckload! What’s more, kumara chips are easy-peasy – that’s the three Meno-Me® criteria: simple, hormone loving and waistline friendly.

Tip:

Kumara is the Maori word for sweet potato.

Kumara Chips

Kumara chips are delicious but they are starchy carbohydrates so it’s sensible not to go overboard with them. With that said, a handful will keep you sated and happy.

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:

  • 1 kumara / sweet potato
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Himalayan rock salt
  • Nutmeg or rosemary (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Slice the kumara into wedges or slices, whichever you prefer.
  3. Brush them with oil. We like to pop the oil in a bag, then add the kumara and shake it to make sure they’re nice and covered.
  4. Sprinkle with Himalayan rock salt and herbs.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, 20 minutes each side.

Enjoy the deliciousness!

Nutrients:

  • Sweet potatoes or kumara are phytoestrogens so a good choice for pre-, peri- and post-menopause.
  • Kumara are rich in beta carotene – a form of vitamin A.

  • Moreover they’re loaded with potassium and vitamins C and E.

  • They’re also low in calories, high in natural fibre and packed full of antioxidants.

  • Furthermore, they’re gluten-free, anti-cancer, antidiabetic, anti-coagulant (blood clotting), anti-inflammatory and help to balance your hormones.

Get your free phytoestrogen list here.

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Post-menopause


This is the time when menstruation is well and truly over, the ovaries have stopped producing high levels of sex hormones and for many ladies, perimenopause symptoms subside.

Estrogen has protective qualities and the diminished levels mean organs such as your brain, heart and bones become more vulnerable. It’s also a key lubricant so your lips may become drier, your joints less supple and your vagina might be drier. In addition, your thyroid, digestion, insulin, cortisol and weight may alter.

At this juncture, a woman might experience an increase in the signs of reduced estrogen but she should have a decrease of perimenopause symptoms. That said, some women will experience symptoms like hot flushes for years or even the rest of their lives.

Perimenopause

Peri = ‘near’

Most females begin to experience the symptoms of perimenopause in their mid-forties. Your progesterone levels decline from your mid-30s but it’s generally from around 40 that the rest of your sex hormones begin to follow suit. 

Perimenopause is a different experience for every woman and some women may barely notice it. The first indicators are usually changes to the monthly cycle. This means that for some ladies, this can be accompanied by things like sore breasts, mood swings, weight gain around the belly, and fatigue as time goes on.

For those with symptoms it can be a challenging time physically, mentally and emotionally.

Importantly, perimenopause lasts – on average – four to 10 years. The transition is usually a gradual process and many women enter perimenopause without realising.