How To Balance Hormones With Food | BlackDoctor | Page 2

    Eat This, Balance Your Hormones

    There are certain foods which actually work to help flush away estrogen deposits. These foods contain sulforaphane and indole-3 carbinol. These substances are primarily found in cruciferous and leafy vegetables. Eating these vegetables will work by improving your liver’s function in metabolizing estrogen in a period of less than seven days, in some cases. A good suggestion would be to eat at least 8 ounces of brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, spinach and a variety of other green leafy vegetables every day. It is important that you not overcook your vegetables as this will kill any of the nutrients your body may require. In addition, make sure you drink at least one cup of water eight times a day in order to help flush the toxins out of your body.

    Estrogen Blocking Foods

    There are even foods that actually help to block estrogen. Certain foods like nuts, olives, avocados and a variety of seeds aid your body in producing progesterone, which of course helps cancel out and block estrogen. Studies have shown that women can increase their weight loss by at least two times by simply adding an ounce of seeds or nuts to their diet each day. For women who do not enjoy the taste of nuts or seeds, 1 tablespoon of olive oil will do the trick. There are some foods you must avoid at all costs if you are attempting to block estrogen from your body. Among these foods are bacon, sausage, licorice, beer and soy.

    Get More Phytoestrogens

    Include food with phytoestrogens in your diet. Usually found in cauliflower, cabbage, beans, lentils, and chickpeas, these compounds balance the production of estrogens in your body. Another common food that provides extraordinary results is garlic. Aside from being an antioxidant, it also improves thyroid function and cleans the lymph system, all of which are vital to restore the functioning of your body’s endocrine system. Lastly, drink green tea, which has high levels of catechins. These compounds promote healthy hormonal balance by increasing the body’s production of detoxifying enzymes.

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