6. Avoid Trigger Foods
There is no way of preventing menopause symptoms altogether. However, you can avoid certain foods and drinks, which may help minimize some of the symptoms, such as hot flashes and weight gain. High blood sugar, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome have been linked to a higher incidence of hot flashes in menopausal women. You should avoid consuming caffeine and alcohol because they are diuretics that encourage dehydration and can aggravate hot flashes. Keep in mind that caffeine and alcohol are known sleep disruptors, too, and that many women going through menopause have trouble sleeping. It would help if you tried to limit alcohol to one or fewer drinks a day.
Avoiding spicy foods is a standard recommendation for women going through menopause. Also, high salt intake has been connected to lower bone density in postmenopausal women. Too much sodium in the diet is related to high blood pressure. Following a moderate-sodium diet is linked to experiencing a better overall mood. You should switch to herbal teas and go easy on the wine to stay cool excess weight at bay. It may be helpful to keep a symptom journal. When menopause symptoms are triggered, write them down along with anything you feel may have triggered the sign. Look for patterns and try to reduce or avoid those things you are commonly starting to see as triggers. Alcohol, caffeine, and spicy or sugary foods are some of the foods and drinks that can trigger menopausal symptoms such as night sweats, mood swings, and hot flashes.