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Natural sources of estrogen to ease menopause symptoms

Published on May 03, 2022 02:53 PM IST
  • Estrogen, also referred to as sex hormone, plays myriad roles in the body from a woman's reproductive and sexual health to even bone and cognitive health. Low levels of estrogen may occur in pre and post-menopausal stage and lead to reduced libido or hot flashes. Modifying your diet can help boost estrogen levels. Here are tips by expert.
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Having a diet rich in phytoestrogens, the plant-based compounds that mimic estrogen in the body, can be beneficial in managing symptoms in pre and post-menopausal women. Here are some natural sources of estrogen, suggested by Gut health expert and nutritionist Avantii Deshpande that you must add to your diet for boosting your reproductive health. The nutritionist warns that the phytoestrogens must be consumed in moderate amounts to avoid side effects.(Shutterstock, Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 03, 2022 02:53 PM IST

Having a diet rich in phytoestrogens, the plant-based compounds that mimic estrogen in the body, can be beneficial in managing symptoms in pre and post-menopausal women. Here are some natural sources of estrogen, suggested by Gut health expert and nutritionist Avantii Deshpande that you must add to your diet for boosting your reproductive health. The nutritionist warns that the phytoestrogens must be consumed in moderate amounts to avoid side effects.(Shutterstock, Pixabay)

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Include soy products in your diet such as soybean, tofu, tempeh, soymilk which are the sources of isoflavones and are classified as phytoestrogens.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 03, 2022 02:53 PM IST

Include soy products in your diet such as soybean, tofu, tempeh, soymilk which are the sources of isoflavones and are classified as phytoestrogens.(Pixabay)

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Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli may improve estrogen levels in your body.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 03, 2022 02:53 PM IST

Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli may improve estrogen levels in your body.(Pixabay)

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Don't forget to include flaxseeds as the richest source of lignan or phytoestrogen.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Don't forget to include flaxseeds as the richest source of lignan or phytoestrogen.(Pixabay)

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Nuts and dried fruits like peanuts, dates, cashewnuts also help to maintain the estrogen levels.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 03, 2022 02:53 PM IST

Nuts and dried fruits like peanuts, dates, cashewnuts also help to maintain the estrogen levels.(Pixabay)

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Have garlic, carrot, apple, peach, berries rich in fibres, vitamins and minerals.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Have garlic, carrot, apple, peach, berries rich in fibres, vitamins and minerals.(Pixabay)

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Make sure to include oats, barley, lentils, legumes, beans, alfalfa and licorice in your diet.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 03, 2022 02:53 PM IST

Make sure to include oats, barley, lentils, legumes, beans, alfalfa and licorice in your diet.(Pixabay)

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