A list of high estrogen foods to avoid.

 A list of high estrogen foods to avoid.

high estrogen foods
high estrogen foods

Estrogen is a very important hormone found in both male and female bodies.

Many people are eating the wrong kinds of foods which leads to high estrogen and hormone imbalances. 

In men, high estrogen levels lead to prostate enlargement, weight gain around the stomach, breast tissue and higher risk of heart disease Whereas a woman who has high estrogen can have enlarged breasts, breast tenderness, ovarian cysts, anemia, PMS and aching in the thighs and legs.

 In today's article, we will highlight the top 7 high estrogen foods and products to avoid. We also explain how to detox bad estrogens from the body and balance your hormones.

 1. Sugary Foods 

Sugary Foods
Sugary Foods 

The number one cause of high estrogen and hormone imbalances is sugar. Consuming too much sugar disrupts the insulin hormone, causes inflammation in the glands and can cause high estrogen levels. 

Always check the labels for hidden sugars labeled as maltodextrin, high fructose corn syrup and fruit concentrates. 

The worst foods high in sugar are fruit juices, flavored yogurts, doughnuts, cereal bars, sauce coated buffet meats, candy, and soda drinks. 

2. Soy Foods 

Soy Foods
Soy Foods 

which contain soy can cause a range of different problems in the body. Soy acts as an estrogen mimicker also known as xenoestrogen and leads to some major hormone imbalances and heightens the risk of ovarian cancer in women. 

Soy is hidden in many foods such as vegetable oils, protein bars, diet shakes, ready meals, vegetarian meat substitutes, and even some baby milk formulas.

 To overcome the dangers of soy, the Japanese ferment soybeans to make them much healthier for the body. These are used in higher-quality foods including Natto, Miso, Tofu and Tempeh. 

3. Alcohol 

Alcohol
Alcohol 

Drinking alcohol on a regular basis causes damage to the liver cells which also leads to high estrogen levels.

 All forms of alcohol including wines, beers, lagers, whiskeys, and all others raise aromatase activity in the body, an enzyme that converts testosterone and androgens into estrogen.

 This can raise the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cysts in women, whilst raising the risk or prostate enlargement, prostate cancer, and gynecomastia (man boobs) in men. 

Switch alcohol out of the diet and consider drinking Kombucha Tea, a fermented drink which gives you the same relaxing effects as alcohol, yet is much healthier. 

4. Xenoestrogens 

There are many harmful toxins that the body absorbs called xenoestrogens. These are also known as endocrine disruptors, as they act like estrogen in the body and cause hormone imbalances. 

Xenoestrogens come from pesticides, fertilizers, plastics, electrical equipment, bleaches, cleaning products, chemicals, insecticides, and fungicides. You can try to avoid these as much as possible by switching to organic foods.

 We recommend looking for local foods from farmers' markets. It's impossible to avoid xenoestrogens entirely, however consuming lots of cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, collard greens, and beet tops can help you to detoxify these chemicals from your body. 

Intermittent fasting and prolonged fasting are also excellent ways of cleaning out estrogen-mimicking compounds from your liver. 

5. Grains 

Grains
Grains 

Wheat and grain-based foods are extremely high in a chemical called zearalenone, also called ZEA. This is another compound that acts like estrogen in the body and causes hormone imbalances in women and men. 

This along with other phytoestrogens found in grains can make it difficult to lose weight, especially around the belly area. 

Heavy amounts of grains with ZEA are fed to livestock animals, which has been shown to cause infertility and birth defects in some species. We recommend cutting grains out of the diet, especially refined foods like bread, cereal, crackers, biscuits, and pastries. 

Instead, use low carb recipes using almond flour and coconut flour. You may also consume a handful of healthy nuts each day like walnuts, almonds, and pecans. 

6. Meat & Dairy 

Meat & Dairy
Meat & Dairy 

Many commercial types of meat and dairy products come from animals that are pumped full of growth hormones and antibiotics. Livestock is also often fed high amounts of grains and soy protein which causes the animal's hormones to go out of balance and high in estrogen. 

These hormones leach into the milk which is then used to make cheese, butter, yogurt, and other products. The meat itself is also loaded with estradiol, a potent form of estrogen. Cut out commercially grown foods and start eating organic, pasture-raised, hormone-free meats, and dairy foods. 

These animals are grown naturally and feed on grass, small insects, and higher quality foods. They are also out in the sunshine absorbing more Vitamin D and are a superior food source for humans. 

7. Soda Drinks 

Soda Drinks
Soda Drinks 

Studies show that women who consume soda drinks have a higher rate of PMS, heavy periods, and excessive cramping. Both diet and sugar sodas often contain phosphoric acid, a colorless liquid used to prevent the growth of mold. 

This blocks your absorption of important nutrients and minerals from your foods, which over time can lead to hormone imbalances and high estrogen. 

Men should also stay away from soda drinks as they have been linked to higher rates of prostate infections, insulin resistance, and diabetes. 

Start drinking herbal teas instead to help purify the liver and balance out the blood sugars and hormones. As you can see there are many foods that can raise estrogen too high in the body and lead to many different health problems.

 By becoming aware of which foods to avoid, you can switch them out for healthier alternatives seen in today's video. 

For women, be aware that birth control pills contain a very high level of estrogen which is used to prevent pregnancy. This can have side effects on your long term hormonal health, so it may be worth considering other options. 

Ethinyl estradiol, a form of estrogen is urinated out of the body into wastewater when women flush this toilet. This has been polluting water supplies and causing the feminization of fish and men. 

For this reason, we recommend drinking water from a volcanic or underground source, that has been filtered through rocks naturally for many years. 

There is also an excellent supplement available called DIM. These are capsules made from concentrated cruciferous vegetables that work to detoxify excess hormones out of the liver and bring the entire system back into balance. 

200mg of Dim per day is a wonderful solution for balancing out estrogen in both males and females. Stay away from GMO foods as much as possible and look for high-quality organic products to protect your entire endocrine system. 

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