Just how many times have you blamed your hormones for your mood swings? Well, it’s quite natural to do that because our hormones are to be blamed for our varying moods. Be it our fertility cycle, maternal cycle or menopause – our life is governed by these inevitable hormonal changes!
The ‘female hormone’ to be blamed for our mood swings is known as Estrogen. It has a pivotal role to play in female fertility cycles. However, post menopause, secretion of this hormone decreases which leads to increased fat deposition around the waist area, which, in turn, increases possibility of heart attack — Estrogen hormone helps protect the heart.
The key question is how should we deal with post-menopausal issues and how to increase Estrogen level? The answer may surprise you. Increased intake of essential food items that regulate Estrogen is all that you need to do!
Soy is an essential food item that increases Estrogen level. Its health benefits are well-documented and it is known for preventing heart problems.
Papaya is known to be a good source of Phytoestrogen, and thus is known to increase Estrogen levels. It helps maintain suppleness of breasts. Crushed papaya is good for skin.
Flax seeds break down to form a weak form of Estrogen and helps those who suffer from Estrogen deficiency.
Pumpkin helps prevent breast cancer. Pumpkin helps decrease the onset of osteoporosis.
Pomegranates not only prevent breast cancer, but they also inhibit the proliferation of tumour cells.
Garlic regulates excess secretion of Estrogen. Excess Estrogen is known to cause fibrocystic breast disease, fibroids in the uterus etc.
Will, it all boils down to essential food items. Pay attention to what you eat, it will go a long way in increasing and maintaining the right Estrogen levels.