By MyRecipes
Updated January 07, 2014
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Limit sugar, salt, and alcohol. Spicy food, caffeine, and alcohol are all hot flash "triggers." If you suffer from hot flashes, try to remove these from your diet. Also, salt can contribute to fluid retention and abdominal bloating, which is common in menopause. Low-Sodium Recipes
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While the scientifically accurate answer is yes, salt water will come to a boil faster than unsalted water, the true answer—as it affects our lives in the kitchen—is no. The amount of salt we put in a pot of water to cook, say, pasta, will not measurably affect the amount of time it takes for the water to come to a boil.