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Types of Estrogen

Fruits: Peaches, Strawberries
Fruits: Peaches, Strawberries

Citrus fruits, including oranges, lemons, grapefruits and mandarins, are rich in vitamin C and other nutrients. According to DrPlechner.com these fruits also help inhibit the production of estrogen levels in the body, helping to balance hormone levels.

Legumes: White Beans, Black Beans
Legumes: White Beans, Black Beans

Beans High in Plant Estrogen. Plant estrogens are found in more than 300 foods, and can be divided into three different chemical classes: isoflavonoids, lignans and coumestans. Legumes, particularly soybeans, contain isoflavonoids. Lignan phytoestrogens are concentrated in beans, cereals and flaxseeds.

Nuts: Pistachios, Walnuts, Peanuts
Nuts: Pistachios, Walnuts, Peanuts

In a 100 g serving of peanuts, there is 34.5 ug of phytoestrogens, according to dietaryfiberfood.com. Peanuts are commonly eaten raw as a snack or in salads. They can also be ground into peanut butter and used as a spread or a sauce for dishes. Pistachios. Pistachios are the richest source of phytoestrogens among nuts.

Seeds: Flax Seeds, Sesame Seeds
Seeds: Flax Seeds, Sesame Seeds

Two tablespoons of flaxseed or pumpkin seeds per day have shown to help boost estrogen production. Pumpkin seeds are also known to be phytoestrogenic. This can be equally valuable for menstruating women in the first part of the cycle (day 1 to 15, refer to the chart) as well as women going through peri- and menopause who would benefit from an estrogen boost.

Soy Products
Soy Products

Soy contains phytoestrogens called isoflavones that may mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in your body. The effects of soy isoflavones on human estrogen levels are complex. Soy is safe for everyone to consume in moderation and can have a modest effect on estrogen levels.

Vegetables
Vegetables

Estrogen is a hormone essential for the development of secondary sexual characteristics in women and controling the menstrual cycle. Estrogen is also involved in numerous processes in both genders, such as bone growth.

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