Posted on: 12.05.2023 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

#5: Soy isoflavones

Soy is a hormone substitute that provides a safe, estrogen-like effect in your body to balance your female hormones.

Soybeans contain active compounds that mimic the effects of estrogen produced in your body. Soy contains two phytoestrogens–genistein and daidzein, which belong to the class of chemicals called isoflavones. Asian women eat much more soy products than most American women, whose isoflavone intake is very low. This was confirmed in a study published in the Lancet, which found that Japanese women who regularly ate a range of soy products had 100 to 1,000 times more isoflavone breakdown products in their urine than Western women. Additionally, menopausal women in Japan are rarely troubled by symptoms such as hot flashes.

In the meantime, for menopause relief and balanced estroten levels, take 50–100 mg of soy isoflavones each day, either through foods or isoflavone capsules, or a combination of both. If you are allergic to soy, or if it causes you digestive upset, then avoid consuming it entirely.


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