Fear not! There are many steps that we can take to minimize or eliminate the dreaded symptoms of temporarily heightened body temperature, and most of them start with diet! Avoiding some foods, while making sure to eat plenty of others, can help us avoid menopause’s most notorious side effect!
Hot Flash Trigger #1: Alcohol
Studies show that frequent drinkers have more frequent and severe hot flashes. So make sure to indulge infrequently and responsibly!
Hot Flash Trigger #2: Spicy Foods
So, we have to make sure to be careful around spicy foods, and when we do enjoy them, to follow each spicy meal with plenty of water.
Hot Flash Trigger #3: Coffee
No need to sacrifice that cuppa’ Joe though...a great way to avoid this is to simply swap caffeinated coffee for decaf!
Hot Flash Helper #1: Fruit
Eating natural fruit instead of baking, candy, or chocolate is also a great way to cut down on refined sugar in our diet; something that helps our bodies in many other ways. You can read more about the effect that sugars have on our bodies in this recent post.
Hot Flash Helper #2: Flax Seeds
Pro Tip: Add a tablespoon to cereals, oatmeals, smoothies, and baking to boost oestrogen and fight hot flashes!
Hot Flash Helper #3: Nuts & Legumes
Foods like these can have a positive effect on reducing hot flashes frequency and are also proven to help reduce dry skin caused by menopause.
Trying To Manage Menopause Symptoms?
Hot flashes are normal! They are nothing to be ashamed of, and most of us get them. But by taking these simple, easy steps, you can reduce their frequency and severity so that you can enjoy the things you care about most!
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