Foods That Inhibit Estrogen

Save

Although men's bodies do produce the hormone estrogen, until recently the role estrogen plays in the male body was not clear. According to a study published by the National Library of Medicine, estrogen plays an important role in the function of the cardiovascular system in both sexes. Some foods are a natural source of estrogen. Others inhibit estrogen production.

berries and grapes inhibit estrogen
berries and grapes inhibit estrogen (Image: moodboard/moodboard/Getty Images)

Estrogen Dominance

"Estrogen dominance" is a term used to describe an excess of estrogen in the body. This can cause hypertension, water retention, abnormal blood clotting, and increased risk of uterine and breast cancer.

choosing the proper fruits and vegetables can effect estrogen levels
choosing the proper fruits and vegetables can effect estrogen levels (Image: Noel Hendrickson/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Meat

Synthetic hormones are given to young cattle and sheep to make them gain weight faster. In dairy cows they are used to increase milk production. After slaughter, certain levels of hormone remain in meat and milk that are sold. According to researchers at Cornell University, there is currently not enough evidence to say conclusively that hormone residues in foods cause any negative health effects in humans. However, they caution that there is a lack of large-scale research on the subject.

milk can contain synthetic hormones
milk can contain synthetic hormones (Image: Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Fruit

Anyone looking to cut down the amount of estrogen in his diet should eat more fruits and vegetables, but avoid estrogen-inhibiting fruits like berries, citrus fruits, grapes, melons, pears, apples, cherries, dates and pomegranates.

cherries can inhibit estrogen
cherries can inhibit estrogen (Image: Dirk Ott/iStock/Getty Images)

Vegetables

Anti-estrogen vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, corn, green beans, onions and squash.

green beans are an anti-estrogen vegetable
green beans are an anti-estrogen vegetable (Image: FreezeFrameStudio/iStock/Getty Images)

Grains

Buckwheat, white rice, white flour and millet are also estrogen-inhibiting foods.

white rice should be avoided
white rice should be avoided (Image: Harm Kruyshaar/iStock/Getty Images)

Related Searches

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

This Is the Beauty Routine of a Yelp Sales Manager

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!