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Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredIf you are talking about hot flashes, then there are some foods you could try skipping to see if it helps put out the flames. You may need to keep a diary to see if you have a particular trigger. It seems silly to say, but hot foods typically trigger hot flashes, both in spice and temperature. Citrus, tomatoes, strawberries, caffeine, and alcohol are also common triggers, but use that diary to see if there are other foods that light that fire.
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Healthy foods can still aggravate menopausal symptoms. A nutritious food that is very spicy can aggravate hot flashes during menopause. Try to keep a journal of what foods may aggravate menopausal symptoms and eliminate them from your diet. By learning what nutritionally sound foods do not affect symptoms, you can still find a variety of nutritious foods that will continue to improve your health and well-being.