Boost your Estrogen hormone levels with these foods during Menopause
Hey! Are you one of those mid-40s women who feels tired constantly? Do you have trouble falling asleep and are the sudden hot sensation making you uncomfortable?
If your answer to these questions is yes, then there is a chance your estrogen hormone levels have been quite down for a while. Why?
Well, before telling you why, rest assured that there is nothing to be worried about! It is perfectly natural to go through these changes in your 40s.
This big change is called the “Menopause”. It is the time when your monthly period cycle comes to a halt, which leads to a drop in the estrogen hormone levels of the body.
What is Estrogen and why is it important. Let’s find out.
Estrogen is a naturally occurring sex hormone present in our bodies, it plays an important role in maintaining the reproductive health of a woman. Estrogen levels are usually higher in women as compared to men, as they go through a lot of hormonal changes in their lifetime.
However, men also need some amount of estrogen hormones for staying healthy. Studies suggest that estrogen supports bone health, heart health, mood regulation and lowers the risk of cancer in both men and women.
Women produce and need more amounts of estrogen hormone throughout their lifetime for maintaining their health. These estrogen hormone levels fluctuate constantly depending on the internal changes a woman is going through. It is high when she goes through sexual changes like the puberty, pregnancy, lactation; low during the menstrual cycle; and gradually drops during perimenopause (the period before menopause).
All time low estrogen hormone levels are an indicator of fertility problems and nutritional deficiency that need special attention and care.
Menopause is the period in a woman’s life when her menstrual cycle comes to a halt and she slowly stops ovulating, eventually losing the ability to reproduce. During this transition, the estrogen levels fall causing a number of health complications and problems:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sudden explainable Weight Gain
- Breast Pain And Tenderness
- Mood Swings
- Drowsiness, Fatigue
- Vaginal Dryness, Itching, Burning
- Weak Bones
Why do we need Estrogen Hormone?
Estrogen hormone does more than just maintaining our reproductive organ functioning, it also plays a major role in providing relief from health conditions like:
- Heart support
- Brain functioning
- Anorexia nervosa (irregular periods)
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Cancer (reduces risk of formation)
A good news is that estrogen hormone can be obtained in abundance from food. Here is the list!
The type of estrogen that is obtained from plants is known as phytoestrogen and it consists of various components like isoflavones, flavonoids, and lignans that help in raising the estrogen hormone levels in the body. The foods containing high amounts of these phytoestrogens include:
- Seeds: Flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds
- Soy products: Soy bean, tofu, miso soup, soy yoghurt, soy milk, tempeh
- Fruits: Oranges, strawberries, peaches, plum, pears, apples, grapes, berries, and dried fruits
- Vegetables: Alfalfa sprouts, yams, carrots, kale, celery,
- Legumes and Beans: Chickpeas, pinto beans, lentils, peas
- Nuts: Peanuts, Cashews
- Olives and olive oil
Along with these superb estrogen boosting foods, it is necessary to consume the required vitamins to increase estrogen levels through supplements.
Why? To supplement your diet and nourish you with all the nutrients required for a healthier body, that’s why!
To cater to this very sensitive phase in your life, Nutralogicx, a division of Anglo French Drugs and Industries Ltd. have formulated a special supplement that tends to those women who are in their menopause and put them at ease from their symptoms of menopause.
Neugracia is the best supplement for menopause designed specifically for women in perimenopause, menopause as well as post-menopause. It consists of Evening Primrose oil, Borage seed oil, multivitamins and minerals that provide relief from menopause symptoms. All these ingredients provide the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in protecting the body.
EPO is very beneficial in providing relief from pain and inflammation caused during breast pain and hot flashes, it also enhances the calcium absorption into the body, thus reducing the risk of bone related disorders, EPO may also aid in weight loss and providing relief from night sweats and hot flashes.
It contains the required vitamins and minerals that increase estrogen levels in women going through menopause and help in rejuvenating the mind, enhancing the brain activity, promoting collagen synthesis and may aid in maintaining a healthy heart.
The combined benefits of multivitamins, multi-minerals, evening primrose oil, borage seed oil and bioflavonoids in Neugracia’s one tablet makes it the best menopause supplement for women in their menopause.