Foods that Contain Estrogen
and Estrogen Dominance Symptoms

Foods that contain estrogen won't necessarily lead to estrogen dominance symptoms which is a huge problem these days. On the other hand, consuming a lot of estrogenic foods and drinks is an entirely different story.

Estrogenic foods and drinks can create way too much estrogen or "bad" estrogen in your body.  And they will disrupt your love life as well as your happiness.  Estrogenic foods will create nutrient deficiencies such as zinc, magnesium, and all of the B vitamins.

This problem affects both women and men of all ages.

Your diet and exposure to environmental toxins are two of the main causes of estrogen dominance symptoms - which is basically too much estrogen and not enough progesterone or testosterone.  Thankfully, anti-estrogenic foods can be used to help correct this situation.  Learning about what foods can help to keep estrogen in check will not only save your love life, but your health too!

Common Estrogen Dominance Symptoms

  • Leg Cramps
  • Water Retention
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Digestive Problems
  • Weight Gain
  • Fat in Abdomen, Hips, and Thighs
  • Allergies
  • Dry Eyes & Dry Skin
  • Cold Body Temperature
  • Anxiety
  • Irritable and Moody
  • Depression
  • Irregular Periods
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Blood Clotting
  • Heavy Menstrual Flow
  • Infertility
  • Low Libido
  • Lumpy Breasts
  • Breast Cancer
  • Fibroids
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Insomnia & Fatigue
  • Bad Memory
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hair Loss

Estrogenic Foods

The amount of estrogen needed by men is small and men will tend to have excess estrogen in their bodies.  However, both men and women will want to eliminate or be very careful of consuming the following estrogenic foods as they can lead to estrogen dominance symptoms.

These Foods & Drinks are Estrogenic

  • Too Much Coffee & Caffeine
  • Conventional Meat & Dairy
  • Conventional Poultry & Eggs
  • Conventional Fruits & Vegetables
  • Foods Stored in Plastic Containers
  • Unfermented Soy Products & Soy Oil
  • Fried Foods
  • GMO Foods
  • Foods in Tin Cans (BPA)
  • Foods with Pesticides and Herbicides
  • Too Many Refined Grains
  • Too Many Refined Sugars
  • Processed & Fast Foods
  • Foods with Additives like Preservatives, Flavorings, Colors, MSG, and "other" ingredients
  • Beer with Hops
  • Too Much Flaxseed & Flaxseed Oil
  • Farmed Fish
  • Clover
  • Red Clover

Anti-Estrogenic Foods

Anti-estrogenic foods can be foods that contain estrogen that help in the efficient metabolism of estrogen.  If your diet lacks anti-estrogenic foods, estrogen metabolism may result in the production of too much estrogen or "bad" estrogen which will promote damage to your DNA, may increase cancer growth, and estrogen dominance.

These Foods & Drinks are Anti-Estrogenic

  • Olives & "Real" Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Culinary Mushrooms
  • Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Organic Red Wines
  • Chia Seeds
  • Fermented Foods
  • Cruciferous Vegetables
  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Onions & Garlic
  • Squash
  • Grains like Oats
  • Sprouted Grains & Corn
  • Dark Berries
  • Citrus Fruits & Pineapple
  • Avocado
  • Pomegranates & Fresh Figs
  • Raw Honey & Raw Nuts
  • Wild Caught Seafood
  • Seaweeds & Spirulina
  • Pastured Eggs
  • Grass Fed Dairy Foods
  • Maca & Turmeric
  • Organic Foods

Important Tips

If you're eating a lot of estrogenic foods or suspect that you have too much estrogen - you may want to get your hormones checked. I have seen saliva testing kits that you can buy online and then send to a lab.

Your best bet is to have a qualified doctor check your estrogen levels as you do not want to self diagnose like I did with progesterone cream (from a health food store). It caused a bad side effect and almost landed me in the hospital!

You see some of the symptoms of low estrogen can be the same as estrogen dominance symptoms.  That's why you need a lab and/or a good doctor to confirm your estrogen levels. It's important to note that foods that contain estrogen can be important for the health of both men and women.

Consuming estrogenic foods, your personal care products, your cleaning products, and the use of plastics can all contribute to creating too much estrogen or "bad" estrogen.  On the flip side, consuming foods that contain estrogen and anti-estrogenic foods will help to produce "good" estrogen. 

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