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Menopause and HRT

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Food and Estrogen

Some foods are a good sources of natural estrogens. There are some foods that inhibit estrogen. Knowing how your food affect the estrogen metabolism is an important part of managing the menopause and PMS. More information about food and diet can be found in our nutrition site.

Foods Containing Natural Estrogens

Estrogen Inhibiting Foods

Foods Containing Natural Estrogens

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.
bulletAlfalfa
bulletAnimal flesh
bulletAnise seed
bulletApples
bulletBaker's yeast
bulletBarley
bulletBeets
bulletCarrots
bulletCherries
bulletChickpeas
bulletClover
bulletCowpeas (black- eyed peas)
bulletCucumbers
bulletDairy Foods
bulletDates
bulletEggs
bulletEggplant
bulletFennel
bulletFlaxseeds
bulletGarlic
bulletHops
bulletLicorice
bulletOats
bulletOlive oil
bulletOlives
bulletPapaya
bulletParsley
bulletPeas
bulletPeppers
bulletPlums
bulletPomegranates
bulletPotatoes
bulletPumpkin
bulletRed beans
bulletRed clover
bulletRhubarb
bulletRice
bulletSage
bulletSesame seeds
bulletSoybean sprouts
bulletSoybeans
bulletSplit peas
bulletSunflower seeds
bulletTomatoes
bulletWheat
bulletYams

Estrogen Inhibiting Foods

If you are suffering from breast cancer, PMS, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and other situations that estrogen might exacerbate, the following estrogen inhibiting foods might be of interest to you.
bulletBerries
bulletBroccoli
bulletBuckwheat
bulletCabbage
bulletCitrus Foods
bulletCorn
bulletFigs
bulletFruits (except apples, cherries, dates, pomegranates)
bulletGrapes
bulletGreen beans
bulletMelons
bulletMillet
bulletOnions
bulletPears
bulletPineapples
bulletSquashes
bulletTapioca
bulletWhite rice
bulletWhite flour

Also See: Nutrition and Diet in Holisticonline.com

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