I originally posted this before I came across more information that I felt was too important to leave out. I added this info and put it in red so you can see what was added. I should have done more thorough research before the original posting , that’s my fault and I will try to not make this mistake again in the future.
I did a little research to find foods that either increase testosterone or block estrogen. From that I compiled two lists for this post. The first list is foods that contain natural Estrogens. Now if your a guy reading this don’t get all psycho over this list. You don’t have to stop eating these foods. If you have a healthy endocrine system your body will naturally regulate your hormone levels properly. So if say you consume loads of food that contains plant estrogens that happen to increase your levels, your endocrine system will catch the increase through its bio feedback loop and regulate down its own natural production. The human body is always seeking a level of homeostasis to avoid too much or too little of a hormone. Of course the foods we eat can affect our bodies over time and I feel that consumption of plant estrogens can eventually cause a slight increase in levels of estrogen. For this reason I wanted to at least be aware of what foods may do this and try to limit them. Sorry if I am slightly contradicting myself but there is a lot of conflicting info out there to begin with. But the point I am trying to make is that if you are worried about causing your estrogen levels to increase from eating certain foods just don’t eat them all the time. Limit the amount you eat and you will be fine.
The second list is your Estrogen blockers. I was interested in this list because I just want to experiment with my diet to see if I can add something in that would block Estrogen, not entirely because as I said some estrogen is needed and besides, it’s impossible to completely block estrogen. I did not go to a doctor and have my blood work done and I am not trying to tell people how to improve on any hormonal imbalances or anything like that. I’m just basically fooling around here. If you have issues don’t use this blog as advice, go see your doctor.
I started this search after a woman told me that her doctor wanted her to add soy to her diet to increase her estrogen . I figured I may not benefit from her diet and wanted to find foods that can improve my hormonal function better.
Foods Containing Natural Estrogens called phytoestrogens known as isoflavins which are plant based compounds that have a similar function inside the body as estrogen. (University of Maryland Medical Center)
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. Alfalfa
Cowpeas (black- eyed peas)
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.
Fruits (except apples, cherries, dates, pomegranates)
bok choy and Brussels sprouts.
Citrus lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges.
Onion and Garlic.
Raw nuts and seed
Fish and seafood
Green leafy veggies
Seaweeds and algaes
Fermented foods like kefir, sauerkraut and borsht
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