Find out how to compose a diet rich in estrogen, based on foods containing many of these fundamental hormones for menopause.
From the age of 40, it is usual for a gradual decrease in estrogen levels to occur in women: this decrease intensifies with age and corresponds to the arrival of menopause.
Menopause is not a physiological phenomenon that appears suddenly but is, in fact, a period – which can last for years – during which a woman begins to notice the presence of characteristic symptoms related to the decrease in estrogen and the alteration of her menstrual cycles.
The estrogen are very important hormones for women, because they cause a phenomenon of proliferation in the organs, have a certain effect in the prevention of cerebrovascular diseases, influence the metabolism (both of fats and cholesterol), help distribution of body fat (this is the reason why, from menopause onwards, women are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease) and help regulate the menstrual cycle, among many other properties.
This is the reason why it is recommended that women, from the age of 40, follow a diet high in foods high in estrogen, which will allow the onset of menopause not to be “so noticeable” over the years.
– Military: sprouts and soy drinks
– Fruits: cherries, plums, apples, pomegranates and papayas
– Vegetables: celery, sweet potato, eggplant, beetroot, peppers and tomatoes
– Dried vegetables: beans, lentils, peas, chickpeas
– Cereals: brown rice, wheat, barley, oats and hops
– Seeds: alfalfa, anise, fennel, flax and sunflower
But you also need to be very careful with the following food groups, as they tend to lower estrogen levels:
– Fruit: citrus fruits (oranges, lemons…), figs, melons, pears, pineapples and grapes.
– Vegetables: broccoli, cabbage, green beans, zucchini and onions.
– Cereals: white rice, white flour and millet/millet.