Yes, the findings are that the answer’s “yes”. Certain foods can be a trigger for hot flushes like spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, sugar, fizzy drinks, smoking, being overweight etc.
The problem is that we’re all different and when you start to get ‘menopause type’ symptoms, maybe more regular headaches, aches and pains, hot flushes, tiredness etc., start keeping a food and drink diary and then write down every time you get something that’s out of the norm that day and see if it’s triggered by something you’ve eaten or had to drink? This is a much easier and quicker way to tackle things and make a few lifestyle changes.
It’s also well documented that regular exercise, even if it’s just power walking, aerobics or yoga, for example, can make a HUGE difference to a lot of your symptoms too.