It's the middle of the night, you're tired, drenched in sweat, and can't go back to sleep, and it's all because you just a night sweat episode. Night sweats are a common symptom of menopausal women. Those who suffer from them know that they are very uncomfortable and make it hard for you get enough sleep.
The hormonal imbalance that occurs during menopause causes women to experience night sweats and many other symptoms. Some women turn medical treatments to help alleviate their menopause symptoms. However, simple dietary changes may be all that you need to manage your night sweats.
Read on to find five dietary tips you can use to help curb your menopausal night sweats.
Foods to Help Reduce Night Sweats
This versatile herb has been known to reduce stomach inflammation and help lessen the frequency and severity of night sweats. The tea is most effective if you drink it three times a day.
Found in everything from tofu and margarine to yogurt and drinks, this small bean is commonly used to help alleviate disturbances in sleep. Soy beans are low in cholesterol, and contain linoleic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, that can help prevent heart disease.
Vitamin-E rich foods
Sweet potatoes, peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, and avocados, are great sources of protein and may help decrease the number of night sweats you have.
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Choose the darkest and most colorful kale, spinach, broccoli, sweet peppers, yams, and bluberries to alleviate night sweats episodes.
Cold fluids may help to prevent the intensity of your night sweats. Additional cold fluid include: chilled fruit, milk, frozen fruit bars and gazpacho soup.
Foods to Avoid
Skip the processed foods and sweets. Sugar can worsen your hormone imbalance and provoke more night sweats. In addition, sugar will increase your energy level and make it harder for you to fall asleep.
Too much sodium in the diet is linked to high blood pressure. Also, go easy on smoked, salt–cured, and charbroiled foods, these foods contain high levels of nitrates, which have been linked to cancer.
Spicy foods can lead to severe night sweats, disrupting sleep on a regular basis. Consume them in moderation or substitute them with herbs to add a little kick to any meal.
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