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Hot flashes driving you mad? Eat right!

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If you are troubled by hot flashes and night sweats, relief is insight.

A 2012 study published in the journal Menopause suggests that by ditching some of your animal foods and including more low-fat, high-fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables, you can significantly reduce, and even eliminate, the symptoms for good.

Changing your diet changes your weight. The more plant foods you eat, the less you'll weigh.

The women in the study who lost at least 10 pounds were 23% more likely to see their symptoms resolve, and women who lost 10% or more of their baseline body weight were 56% more likely to see a resolution of their symptoms.

By ditching animal foods such as milk and yogurt and beef and chicken, you eliminate exogenous estrogen, a fancy term that means 'estrogen from outside the body.' That exogenous estrogen fuels the symptoms of menopause and feeds cancer, too.

So, get healthy. Get those animal products out of your diet. Include more fruits, vegetables and beans. You'll be happier.

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