It is a sudden intense hot feeling in your body – you would know it if you had one. Hot flashes can be very uncomfortable, leaving you soaked in sweat and uneasy. Hot flashes are caused by hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause and menopause.
Taking Vitamin E supplements (up to 800 I.U.) reduces the severity of hot flashes. Those who do not benefit from vitamin E treatment can benefit by adding Soya to the diet.
Ramp up your workout
Increase your workout. Walk briskly for 30-40 minutes every day. Exercise increases endorphins, which make you feel good. This will help you cope better with hot flashes during menopause.
Change your diet
Include fresh fruits and raw juices in your diet. Avoid greasy meals, late nights, overeating, alcohol, and coffee.
Eat smaller and frequent meals to avoid the heat generated by digesting large amounts of food
Eat foods rich in isoflavones
Phytoestrogens relieve menopausal symptoms. Include foods rich in isoflavones such as legumes and soy products like tofu and soya milk in your diet.
Include yam in your diet
Yam (Suran) contains a natural compound, which reduces menopausal symptoms.
Add these foods
Include foods such as sunflower seeds, almonds, olives, spinach, and papaya in the diet. This will help in reducing the hot flashes.
Flaxseed is good
Add 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed in your diet. It is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which is good for the heart and contains phytoestrogens called lignans, which reduce hot flashes. Grind the seeds and add to your cereal, yogurt, salads, stews, or soup.
Stay away from spicy food
Avoid spicy foods to reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes.