Although estrogen is a hormone more often associated with women, the fact is that both men and women produce estrogen. All men need to maintain a certain level of estrogen in order to have normal reproductive and sexual function. However, the excessive secretion of estrogen will have some effects on the body that most men want to avoid, such as reducing the content of testosterone in the body, female breasts (scientific term for male breasts) and obesity. Making small adjustments to your diet may be a way to naturally reduce estrogen production and improve your condition. However, hormonal imbalance is a problem you should discuss with your doctor, because men also experience estrogen deficiency. Here are some helpful tips.
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1. Increase your fiber intake. Eating more fiber foods (such as plums, whole grains and berries) may increase the amount of estrogen excreted in the body by inhibiting absorption, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Most studies on fiber intake and estrogen reduction are aimed at women and breast cancer risk, while the impact on men has not been studied. In any case, for most men, there is no harm in increasing the fibre content of their diet, and there is an overall positive impact on their health.
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2. Add some cruciferous vegetables. It turns out that there is another reason to eat vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that alter estrogen secretion. Since elevated estrogen levels may increase the risk of prostate cancer in men, you can offset that risk with a plate of vegetables. Taking phytochemicals from cruciferous vegetables can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to research published in the Journal of nutrition in 2008. Store some vegetables, such as broccoli, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts.
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3. Reduce alcohol consumption. Of course, having a good time with colleagues is a good way to release your passion from the day. But maybe next time it's lemonade. Kristie Leong, MD, said alcohol affects liver function and may increase estrogen levels. In men, alcohol increases the conversion of androgens into estrogens in the liver and increases the level of estrogen in the body, according to the North American Endocrinology and metabolism clinic. Focus on a whole food diet.
a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains, and limited to processed and sugary foods, will provide a comprehensive diet and help prevent weight gain. According to an article published in the medical hypothesis in 2008, overweight or obese men have higher estrogen levels and lower testosterone levels. Fat can act as a reservoir of estrogen, so reducing fat and increasing lean meat may help reduce estrogen in men. Try some mushrooms. There are special phytochemicals in mushroom, which can prevent the high level of estrogen. A 2007 study in the International Journal of cancer looked at how women and mushrooms affect breast cancer risk by reducing estrogen levels in their bodies. The effect of mushrooms on male estrogen reduction has not been studied, but mushrooms are worth adding vitamin D, B vitamins and fiber to your diet.
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What do you think? Have you ever been told that estrogen levels are high? What does your doctor recommend? Have you tried the above dietary changes? Before thoroughly changing your eating habits, remember to consult your doctor. Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below!
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