According to Chinese medicine, the following foods can do this, which helps with menopause: wheat germ and wheat germ oil, mung beans and sprouts, tofu, string beans, black beans, kidney beans, barley, black sesame seeds.
AVOID CAFFEINE: It's present in tea, coffee and soft drinks. Stay away from Sugar! It may worsen the effects of hot flashes, so intake should be limited.
STOP SMOKING: Smoking exposes women to even greater risks of heart disease and strokes. It also triggers hot flashes.
DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL: Alcohol has been reported to expose menopausal women to high risks of breast cancer and strokes.
DRINK MORE WATER: Water helps to maintain body temperature and prevents hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
SENSIBLE REMEDIES: For hot flashes, keep room temperatures low because warm environments can bring hot flashes on. When a hot flashes starts, go somewhere cool. Take more frequent cold baths to cool the body down. Try sleeping in a cool room and use sheets that let your skin breathe. Wear light clothing or dress in layers that you can take off if you get too warm. Cold drinks (water or fruit juice) can offer relief, drink lots of them. Magnesium found in beans, soy and whole grains is also helpful. The kind of deep breathing techniques taught in Yoga can reduce the rate of hot flashes to a stunning degree.
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