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Foods With Natural Occuring Estrogen and Foods That Inhibit Estrogen

Posted Oct 22 2008 4:37pm
For many women going through menopause a change in diet can help with natural estrogen or if you have breast cancer, PMS, fibroids, ovarian cysts estrogen might make these issues worse.

A number of different foods and herbs are sources of natural plant estrogens, and can be very helpful during menopause, The following is a list of some of the best food sources of estrogen. These foods are also high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and essential fatty acids, and they are low in saturated fat. In other words, they are nutritious and should be part of your diet on a regular basis.

Animal flesh
Dairy Foods - Eggs
Olive oil
Papaya - Pomegranates - Plums - Apples - Cherries - Dates -
Red beans - Split peas - Chickpeas - Cowpeas (black- eyed peas)
Red clover - Sage - Parsley - Garlic - Hops - Licorice - Clover - Alfalfa
Rhubarb - Pumpkin - Potatoes - Peppers - Peas - Tomatoes - Yams - Olives - Cucumbers - Beets - Carrots - Eggplant
Sesame seeds - Sunflower seeds - Fennel - Flaxseeds - Anise seed
Soybeans - Soybean sprouts
Wheat - Oats - Rice - Barley - Baker's yeast

There are some foods that inhibit estrogen. Knowing how your food affect the estrogen metabolism is an important part of managing menopause and PMS.

If you are suffering from breast cancer, PMS, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and other situations that estrogen might make worse, the following estrogen inhibiting foods might be helpful for you.

Berries - Citrus Foods - Figs - Fruits (except apples, cherries, dates, pomegranates) - Grapes - Pears - Pineapples - Melons

Cabbage - Corn - Green beans - Broccoli - Onions - Squashes

Millet - Buckwheat - White rice - White flour



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