from journal Menopause
Postmenopausal hot flashes cause many women discomfort, sleep disruption and diminished quality of life. Those hot flashes are reported less often in areas of the world where traditional diets include grains, legumes, vegetables and other plant-based foods. A study published in the journal Menopause found that a diet avoiding animal products, reducing fat and adding a serving of soybeans reduced moderate to severe hot flashes by eighty-eight percent compared to a group of postmenopausal women who made no dietary changes.. Researchers at Georgetown University School of Medicine say the results mirror areas of the world where a low-fat, plant-based diet are common. They suggest a diet change should be considered as treatment for hot flashes.