Estrogen: Natural estrogen-rich foods and benefits

 Estrogen: Natural estrogen-rich foods and benefits

Lena Fisher

Estrogen is the generic name given to the hormones related to women's health and hormone regulation. In fact, estrogens, as they are known, are naturally produced by the female body. However, there are also phytoestrogens found in a variety of foods.

The importance of estrogen for the body

Consuming these foods can be beneficial in many ways, including helping to alleviate menopausal symptoms. In addition, more recently, in a study conducted by the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), it was concluded that estrogen may have a protective effect against coronavirus .

Also, the three main estrogenic hormones naturally produced by the body and secreted in the ovary are estradiol the main female hormone and responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle, the estriol especially important during pregnancy, and the estrone is more synthesized when body fat is gained and after menopause .

Foods rich in estrogen


The oilseeds In addition, they are good sources of plant proteins, which are also important for the body's metabolic regulation:

  • Pistachio;
  • Hazelnut;
  • Nuts;
  • Horse Chestnut.

Read more: Foods that help relieve PMS symptoms

Soybeans and soy products

A soybean is a legume, just like beans, lentils and chickpeas. In other words, popular in vegetarian and vegan diets as a replacement for meat, it is a great source of phytoestrogens, as are the products made from it, such as tofu, tempeh, miso, texturized protein and others. In addition, edamame a pea with similar properties to soy, is another choice of estrogen-rich food.

Read more: Tempeh or tofu: Which vegetable protein is healthier?

Fresh and dried fruit

In principle, fruits are always welcome in any diet, and of course it's no different in this case. Besides being rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they are also sources of phytoestrogens. Thus, fresh or dried, fruits are great allies of women's health and are highly recommended to relieve the symptoms of PMS, as well as menopause.


Finally, although it is best known as a simple spice, garlic goes far beyond its striking flavor and aroma. Basically, it also helps relieve menopausal symptoms because it contains phytoestrogens in its composition.

Read also: How to avoid weight gain during menopause

Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.