8 Fantastic Estrogen Rich Foods for Females

8 Fantastic Estrogen Rich Foods for Females

Estrogens belong to a group of steroid hormones that play a significant role in the development of female sexual organs. They are produced by ovaries as well as by fat cells and adrenal glands. This hormone regulates the development of the uterine lining during the menstrual cycle. If the egg is not fertilised its level decreases and periods begin. This hormone is also known to be involved in the development of the bone and affects body metabolism. Also, when a female conceives the estrogen hormone plays a vital role in the normal functioning of the placenta and growth of the fetus.

Estrogen Rich Foods for Females

Estrogen Rich Foods for Females

Today with the changing lifestyle, poor eating habits, lack of exercise and stressful life most of the women are facing hormonal imbalance including a decrease in the level of estrogen hormone. There are also some health issues responsible for low estrogen levels, such as menopause, anorexia, removal of ovaries, obesity and thyroid issues.

Low estrogen level results in sweating, hot flashes, dryness of vagina, forgetfulness, pain during sex, Insomnia, depression, mood swings, and fatigue.

Most of the postmenopausal and premenopausal women experiencing these symptoms suffer in silence, and very few of them consult a doctor for proper medication. But there that are estrogen rich foods that are equally effective in solving your problem.

8 Fantastic Estrogen Rich Foods for Females

8 Fantastic Estrogen Rich Foods for Females

8 Fantastic Estrogen Rich Foods for Females:

1. Flaxseeds-

They are rich in phytoestrogens. They act like the estrogen hormone. Flaxseeds are rich in ALA form of omega-3 fatty acids and fibre, thus known to reduce weight and lower the level of cholesterol. Consume about 40 to 50 grams of flaxseed every day. You may eat ground flaxseed directly or add it to other foods such yoghurt milk and salad.

Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds

2. Soya Beans-

It is one of the estrogen rich foods that contain isoflavones that mimics the activity of estrogen hormone. Soya beans are rich in protein. They help in easing pain and discomfort during menstruation.

3. Sesame Seeds-

They not only contain phytoestrogen but also are rich in fibre, iron, magnesium, and calcium. Thus, they are a healthy option to increase estrogen levels. You may add the sesame seeds to your salad or your soup.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds

4. Dry Fruits-

Certain fruits such as dried apricot, dries prunes and dates are a very good source of phytoestrogen. Eat a handful of them daily. Best season to eat them is spring. They are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

5. Alfalfa Sprouts-

They contain isoflavone and coumestans. They bind to the estrogen receptors and increase the estrogenic activities. Besides alfalfa sprouts also reduces the level of cholesterol and aids digestion.

Alfalfa

Alfalfa

6. Bran Cereals-

Being rich in phytoestrogen it not only balances the estrogen level but also reduces the symptoms caused due to low estrogen.

7. Soy Products-

Soy products such as soy milk, tofu, tempeh are also useful in increasing estrogenic activity. They contain isoflavones and balances the level of estrogen in the body.

8. Peas-

They boost the level of estrogen as they contain plant estrogen. They are also rich in fibre, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and protein.

Peas

Peas

Consuming estrogen rich foods is a natural way to increase the level of estrogen hormone. But, I will personally recommend consulting a gynaecologist before increasing the intake of any of foods mentioned above.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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