A hot cup of tea or coffee in the morning tastes great, but is it worth it?
Recently an extensive study was done to see how exactly caffeine effects menopause and menopausal symptoms. The study tested more than 1,800 women of different ages and different stages of menopause.
For women in the perimenopause stage, drinking caffeinated beverages seemed to actually lessen some symptoms like memory problems and mood swings.
However, the problem seems to appear in women during the late stages of menopause, as well as those who have already gone through menopause. Women in these stages tend to have bigger issues with menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats after drinking a caffeinated beverage some time during the day.
This means that it was not only the effect of the caffeine that were keeping them awake at night, but also the fact that they were experiencing heavy cases of night sweats and hot flashes.
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To make matters worse, they would drink more caffeine during the day to compensate for their lack of sleep, which could then very easily lead to a vicious cycle.
While it might seem difficult to cut coffee out of your diet, it might become easier if you think about the benefits like better sleep and less menopausal symptoms to deal with.
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We recommend that you follow the Manna Diet, which is more of a lifestyle than a diet. Part of the Diet is to reduce coffee, sugar and starches, which can all contribute to hot flashes.
Increasing lowered estrogen levels with phyto-estrogens (plant based estrogens) can also help to curb hot flashes, without the worry of any side effects. The Manna Menopause Support was formulated with the best phyto-estrogens available to help increase estrogens the natural way to assist in the reduction of hot flashes and night sweats.