Foods to Avoid

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Added Sugars and Processed Carbs

Hot flashes are more common in menopausal women who have metabolic syndrome, high blood sugar, and insulin resistance. 

Alcohol and Caffeine

Studies have shown that caffeine and alcohol can trigger hot flashes in women going through menopause

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Spicy Foods

Avoiding spicy foods is a common recommendation for women going through menopause. There isn't much data to back this up, though.

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High-Salt Foods

Lower bone density has been associated with high salt intake in postmenopausal women.

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You may want to limit added sugars, processed carbs, alcohol, caffeine and high-sodium or spicy foods as well.

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In addition, a lot of menopausal women have uncomfortable symptoms including hot flashes and restless nights.

Menopause symptoms may be lessened by a whole-foods diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high-quality protein, and dairy products.