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Fantastic foods to help fight hot flushes.

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

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Hot flushes and night sweats got you feeling hot and bothered? As women our bodies go through major changes during perimenopause and menopause. You're not alone; nearly 80% of women experience hot flushes and night sweats during this transition.

What you eat can make a big difference in reducing hot flush and night sweat symptoms. We're talking plant-based foods, healthy fats, and other nourishing eats that support women's bodies throughout this change. With a few dietary tweaks, you could be feeling cooler, calmer, and more confident in no time.

Add a little plant power to your plate.

When oestrogen levels fluctuate during menopause, it can really throw your hormones out of whack. Luckily Mother Nature has a solution- phytoestrogens. These natural plant compounds mimic oestrogen in your body, helping restore hormonal harmony.

So which veggies and grains contain these magical phytoestrogens? Load up your grocery cart with these good-for-you picks:

  • legumes: soybeans.

  • whole grains: spelt, wheat, oats, rye, buckwheat.

  • vegetables: carrots, bell peppers, green beans

  • fruit: pears, grapes, kiwi, apricots

Sip a glass of cold water.

Sipping cold water before bed can cool you down and tame troublesome hot flushes. Using layered bedding you can peel off as needed will help you stay comfy and sweat-free as you sleep. With these simple tips you can turn your bedroom into relaxing refuge, say goodbye to sweaty sleepless nights, and get the restful sleep your body needs.

Nourish yourself with the Mediterranean diet.

This delightful diet brims garden- fresh veggies, juicy fruits, hearty legumes, crunchy nuts, and good fats like olive oil that can help tame troublesome hot flushes. Large studies confirm that women who savour the Mediterranean diet, are far less likely to suffer hot flushes or night sweats, compared to those on other diets.

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