It’s never a polite topic to discuss, but it’s undeniable that there are few places as precious, private, and dependable as your own bathroom. At least, it remains dependable until menopause, because as of late I’ve been having constant digestive problems – every week or two I find myself having to run to the nearest restroom, and I’m not getting to use my home throne with the regularity I used to – and I used to work like a clock!
Puns aside, menopause is a time for constant digestion disorders thanks to our old frenemies, the female hormones. There’s not a lot you can do about it, other than try to move around more and make sure you eat enough fiber – which may get hard if you have been trying to cut down on carbs lately. Luckily I’ve found a low-calorie, fiber rich topping that goes along with most meals: Kiwi salsa! It’s so easy to make:
- 6 Kiwis, peeled and diced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
1. Mix all ingredients in a large glass bowl. Cover it with some plastic wrap and let it sit for at least 1 hour before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge.
It’s that easy! You can spoon some over grilled chicken or fish to give the old flavor a twist, or even on top of legumes on Meatless Mondays (which I am a huge fan of). Kiwis are one of the best foods to recover healthy digestion, as they’re not only full of fiber but also contain actinidin, a soluble enzyme that speeds up protein digestion. However, they are a bit acidic, so they can get tiresome if you just eat one for breakfast.
I hope you enjoy!