If you are familiar with gustatory sweating you know certain foods have a greater tendency to exacerbate the the sweating associated with this condition. If you are a woman going through menopause, chances are you actually experienced hot flushes and night sweats. The latter are collectively referred to as vasomotor menopausal symptoms. Because hormones such as estrogen begin to decrease during menopause, there are a variety of changes and symptoms that result.
It turns out the high fat and sugar diet was most likely to be associated with vasomotor symptoms. The more favourable dietary patterns included the Mediterranean-style diet and high fruit consumption. Good news considering a diet high in fat and sugar isn't good in the first place. If you are menopausal and are going through night sweats and hot flushes, give your diet some thought. Just cutting back on the high fat and high sugar foods of your diet may make you sleep a little better at night.