How much and how frequently you eat plays a big role in the severity and frequency of hot flashes, but WHAT you eat plays just as big a role. Here are some foods that can help minimise the effects of hot flashes.
Soy milk contains phytoestrogens, which means that you can boost the levels of estrogen in your body which helps manage hot flashes.
The main reason why this helps is due to the high amounts of dietary fibre whole grains contain. It is also very good for the digestive system and helps to ensure that energy gained from food is used over a longer period of time.
Yogurt contains loads of calcium which has many benefits for women in menopause, as well as acting as a probiotic to help maintain proper gut health.
Liver and Leafy Greens
Beef liver and spinach are high in folic acid content. Folic acid, or vitamin B-9, is reported to reduce hot flashes. Researcher’s state hot flashes occur because of disturbances in brain signals, like due to a decrease in estrogen. They conclude that folic acid works as well as estrogen replacement therapy. Other food sources of folic acid are leafy greens, dried beans, rice, asparagus and avocado.
Pineapples are rich in antioxidants which helps keep the body’s tissue healthy, thus helping to prevent skin issues and rashes that can appear during menopause. This means that it can also help with things like aging of the skin.
Hot flashes can be combated using walnuts since they contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. This helps to regulate the cell functions in the body, and other sources of omega-3 are salmon, tofu and shrimp.
The Manna Menopause Support supplement contains all the above mentioned qualities to help with hot lush relief.