Hot flashes have made a name for themselves for being one of the most common menopause symptoms… and one of the most uncomfortable!
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.
But here are the 7 best foods for fighting hot flashes…
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 such as barley, oatmeal and brown rice are high in fibre. This is good, since fibre aids in relieving hot flashes. Fibre absorbs water, which keeps the stools soft and promotes rapid passage of material through the intestines. In addition, fibre 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 fibre and can assist in reducing or eliminating hot flashes.
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 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.
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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Supplement to help reduce menopausal hot flashes
The Manna Menopause Support was formulated with the correct balance of phyto-estrogens and vitamins to help increase estrogen levels the natural way. The increase of estrogens can help to conquer menopausal hot flashes.
Using it along with the right dietary choices and exercise routine can help you take menopause and turn it into a great lifestyle changing opportunity!
Natural supplements, like the Manna Menopause Support, can be a safe and effective treatment option, because it does not have the threat of cancer risk like hormone replacement therapies.
The Manna Menopause Support was formulated with phyto-estrogens, soy isoflavones, calcium and vitamin D to help curb menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, mood swings and night sweats.
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
“The best product I have used so far and I’m using it for a year now. Before starting on Manna I suffered from hot flushes/ night sweats/no sleep and terrible mood swings. HRT was definitely not an option for me, so I tried Manna and it really has helped me. The fact that it’s all natural is such a plus. I won’t use anything else. Thank you, Manna, for an excellent product.” – Gwen
“Since using Manna Menopause Support I have less hair loss, sleep better and night sweats have decreased. This is a wonderful product and have recommended it to my friends.” – Liz Nowers
“I am using menopause support for a year now, and I can say it is a fantastic product. My hot flashes and night sweat is something of the past. Thanks for a great product.” – Martie