Some women, at menopause, know it well: it is difficult to tolerate hot flashes, which can occur at any time of the day AND night… There is, however, a technique to limit them to maximum.
If you are a woman of menopausal age, you surely know the scourge of hot flashes. Truly annoying, they are difficult to bear and recur several times a day, sometimes for many years. How to fix it? Here, according to American scientists, is a foolproof technique for getting rid of it.
Opt for a vegan diet to eliminate hot flashes
In this study, scientists included 84 postmenopausal women reporting at least two moderate to severe hot flashes per day. They were randomly assigned to either a group that was asked to follow a low-fat vegan diet, consuming half a cup of cooked soybeans per day, or a control group that continued his usual diet for 12 weeks.
Results : “Adopting a low-fat vegan diet that includes soy promotes changes in the gut microbiome that overall decrease postmenopausal vasomotor symptoms by 95%” also called hot flashes, according to researchers.
Weight loss and change in gut microbiota
In a subgroup of 11 volunteers, stool samples were examined. After 12 weeks on a vegan diet, changes in the quantity of several families, genera and species of bacteria were noted.
For Professor Hana Kahleova, director of clinical research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, in Washington, “Women who want to combat hot flashes should feed the bacteria in their gut with a vegan diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains and beans, which also leads to weight loss and protects against heart disease and diabetes. type 2“.
Indeed, in addition to the significant reduction, severe hot flashes by 96% and daytime and nighttime hot flashes by 96% and 94%, respectively, the participants lost 3 kg, on average. In conclusion, the authors believe that larger randomized trials are necessary to support these encouraging first results.