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Hot Flashes

Is the AC blasting and you’re the only one not reaching for extra blankets? There are actually foods that can help you feel like you’re living in the same climate as those around you.

 An Iron deficiency can worsen hot flashes. To make sure you’re not doing extra damage, be sure to include these in your diet:

Barley

Whole Wheat Bread

Oatmeal

Pasta

Lentils

Soybeans

Turnip Greens

Broccoli

Fish

Lean Red Meat

Eggs

 

 Just one more reason to lose weight—a study found that women who are overweight are more prone to hot flashes. So nutrient-full foods that are low in calories are a great way to go if you are overweight or worried about menopausal weight gain. Try three to four servings of these fruits and vegetables daily:

Blueberries

Cherries

Red Grapes

Bananas

Grapefruit

Apples

Pears

Black Beans

Pinto Beans

Walnuts

Peacans

Soybeans

Peppers

Egglplant

Celery

Aritchoke

Broccoli

This may be an obvious one, but dehydration can greatly increase the intensity and frequency of hot flashes. If you can’t always get your daily 8 glasses of water, try including these foods that have high water content into your menopause-management diet:

Watermelon

Chard

Lettuce

Tomato

Melon

Cucumber

 

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