Hot Flushes and Night Sweats
The severity and the frequency of hot flushes have been shown in some research trials to be reduced by consuming soy protein every day (Cochrane 2013). The ideal amount of soy protein needed to produce this effect is likely to be different for each individual.
Soy protein contains phytoestrogens and can be found in foods such as soybeans soy sauce, tofu, soy milk, soy flour and soy-based textured vegetable proteins (e.g. Quorn). You can also obtain phytoestrogens from alfalfa sprouts, other legumes, linseeds, wholegrains, cabbage, liquorice and hops.