Can you ever do enough to fend off hot flashes?
Menopausal hot flashes can really put a damper on your day. Or make a good night’s rest an absolute nightmare. Most people tell you which foods to avoid when fighting hot flashes. But they never tell you what foods you should eat to help combat and control them.
The 7 best hot flash fighting foods are:
- Soy Milk
Soy milk contains loads of phytoestrogens. These are estrogen-like substances that help control hot flashes. Phytoestrogens mimic some of the biological activities of the female hormones which help decrease menopausal hot flashes in many women. The best and safest way to consume soy is to incorporate whole soy products – such as soy milk or tofu – into your diet.
- Whole Grains
Whole grains such as barley, oatmeal and brown rice are high in fiber. This is good, since fiber aids in relieving hot flashes. Fiber absorbs water, which keeps the stools soft and promotes rapid passage of material through the intestines. In addition, fiber has been found to:
- Prevent overeating and food cravings.
- Slow the digestive process.
- Support weight loss.
- Promote regular bowel movements and healthy colon function.
- Help maintain normal blood sugar and insulin levels.
Fruits and vegetables, such as apples, bananas, cabbage and broccoli, contain a healthy amount of fiber and can assist in reducing or eliminating hot flashes.
- Low–Fat Yogurt
This calcium-rich food can help decrease menopausal hot flashes. Calcium cleanses excess estrogen from the liver making this nutrient vital in reducing hot flashes. It has also been found that when a woman reaches menopause, she may begin to experience rapid bone loss. This increases her risk of bone-related health issues such as osteoporosis.
Other calcium-rich foods include sardines in oil, milk, cheese and turnip greens.
- Beef Liver
Beef liver contains high amounts of folic acid. Folic acid, or vitamin B-9, is said to reduce hot flashes. Hot flashes occur because of disturbances in brain signals. These disturbances are caused by a decrease in estrogen. Folic acid works almost as well as estrogen replacement therapy.
- Leafy Greens
A vegetarian alternative to beef liver are leafy greens. The most prominent is spinach. Leafy greens work for well for the same reason as beef liver – high content of folic acid. Other food sources of folic acid are leafy greens, dried beans, rice, asparagus and avocado.
Pineapples are rich in the powerful antioxidant Vitamin C. It can reduce hot flashes in some women. Antioxidants protect the body’s cells and fight free radicals. Free radicals are organic molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and possibly some diseases.
Vitamin C also reduces hormonal oxidative stress. This means it helps reduce menopausal hot flashes. Other excellent sources of Vitamin C are grapefruits, oranges, potatoes and broccoli.
Walnuts are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids. They help fight hot flashes by regulating the cellular functions within the body. A common food compound found in Omega-3 fatty acids can ease hot flashes in menopausal women.
Salmon, shrimp and tofu all contain high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids.
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Manna Menopause Support helps to
- Relief hot flushes, leaving you feeling less sweaty
- Balance mood fluctuation
- Increase energy levels, helping you get through the day easier
- Increase Libido
- Reverse vaginal dryness
- Deeper Sleep
- Improve memory and brain function
- Helps to manage stress
- Help increase stamina
- Helps reduce osteoporosis
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