To effectively deal with hot flashes, we must deal with what causes it:
The drop in estrogen during menopause is what causes the body’s internal thermostat to start malfunctioning.
So by effectively managing their hormone levels, women can effectively lessen and even stop the occurrence of hot flashes and night sweats.
And here are 3 unique ways to do just that:
#1 Drink Lots of Fluid
Keeping hydrated might sound like something everyone should do, but not many follow through. When the body lacks water, the tissues in the body face dehydration, which can lead to hormonal imbalance.
So be sure to drinkabout 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day to keep hydrated! The more hydrated the body is, the lesser the chances of dehydration-related hormonal imbalances happening.
Women who are bored of drinking plain water can try juicing their greens as an alternative. By juicing vegetables and consuming it, women are not only just quenching their thirst, but also taking in phytoestrogens, a form of plant based estrogen that helps balance hormones. A good source of phytoestrogen would becruciferous vegetables, like spinach and kale.
Another alternative is green tea with a squeeze of lemon. This mixture will give women the antioxidants and the vitamin C they need to reduce oxidative stress in their body, keeping both hormones and the body healthy.
#2 Avoid intensive exercises
Avoid doing too much intensive exercise. Sounds counter-intuitive, but having low estrogen is linked to excessive exercise. Working out 30 minutes per day can help get the blood pumping and the heart rate up, which can help weight management, but more than 30 minutes per day is not exactly necessary.
Intense exercise burns fat in the body. As a result, estrogen cannot find a place to be stored. This explains why athletes sometimes experience irregular menstruation.
Keeping the intensity of the exercises at a mid-to-moderate level is enough to help maintain your weight, and also keep your estrogen levels satisfactory.
#3 Adopt the Anti-Inflammatory Diet
The anti-inflammatory diet consists of eating fresh fruits and vegetables to reduce swelling in the body.
By adopting the anti-inflammatory diet,women can effectively:
Cut out sugar, which causes insulin resistance that can lead to hormonal imbalance
Lower the occurrence of inflammations, which are responsible for disrupting hormone production.
Start doing the diet by cutting out sugar, refined carbohydrates, saturated fats and processed meat/foods out of your meals.
And load your plate with low-glycemic fruits, complex carbs, protein, good fats, natural herbs and organically fermented foods.