A Clean And Beneficial Diet
The diet should be as clean as possible. This means eating food that contains NO unnecessary additives, preservatives, hormones or hormone-mimicking chemicals, sugars, or trans fats/hydrogenated fats. Eating only natural, unprocessed foods (in itself) will ensure that all these biochemically and hormonally disruptive substances are kept to an absolute minimum.
Highly beneficial foods…
Nutritional science has come a long way, and we now know that the following foods are highly beneficial for proper hormone production and healthy oestrogen metabolism.
Soya foods and soy concentrates – tofu, miso, Tamari, tempeh, soya beans, soya milk and plain soya yogurt
Chickpeas and beans in general – mung beans are easy to soak and cook in 45 mins, or sprouted
Whole and ground Indian spices and herbs – fenugreek seeds (wonderful when sprouted), cumin, cinnamon, turmeric etc
Unpolluted oily fish (and other quality fish) and fish oil – choose high-grade unpolluted fish oil capsules
WHOLE grains – brown rice, wheat berries and rye berries (these are the whole wheat and rye grains that when soaked and cooked have a lovely chewy texture), barley, millet, whole oats
Cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts
Ground/milled flaxseeds – 2 tablespoons per day
Sunflower and pumpkin seeds -preferably ground
Almonds and walnuts – preferably ground
Berry fruits (especially blueberries, raspberries, blackberries etc.), a little melon and citrus fruits such as lemons. Warm/hot water with the juice of a fresh lemon is the best way to start the day.
Highly beneficial drinks…
Organic Green tea – steep for 5-10 minutes
Miso soup – you can buy sachets or just add hot water to a tsp of miso paste
Soya shakes – blend soya milk, yogurt, berries and ground seeds
Filtered water with a little lime or lemon juice – remember that urine colour is an excellent indication of hydration status. It should be pale yellow/straw colour the majority of the time… so drink enough water and other fluid to achieve this. Drinking sufficient water is vital for normal kidney function and excretion of oestrogen via urine.
Latest Update: Monday, July 16, 2018