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Phytoestrogens Plant Power



Phyto-estrogens are a natural compound found in plants and plant-based foods. When eaten, they may affect a person in the same way as estrogen produced by the body.

Having 1 serve daily has many health benefits.

Phyto-estrogens are found in:

LEGUMES (1 serve is 1 cup) Soy beans, tofu, tempeh, miso, soy milk, chickpeas, lentils, peas, all dried beans, split peas.

VEGETABLES (1 serve is 1 cup) Broccoli, buckwheat, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, capsicum, celery, corn, kelp, eggplant, green beans, potatoes, alfalfa sprouts, tomatoes, peas, squash, beetroot and pumpkin.

SPROUTS (1 serve is 1/2 cup) Alfalfa, red clover, soy bean, fenugreek

NUTS/SEEDS (1 serve is 1/2 cup) Linseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, pumpkin and sesame seeds.

FRUITS Apples, berries, cherries, plums, rhubarb, olives.

GRAINS – Brown rice, barley, bulgar, millet, oats, whole wheat, corn, rye and buckwheat.

HERBS – Aniseed, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, garlic, oregano, hops, sage, red clover, parsley.

May take 4-6 weeks of consistent intake to take affect

More information about phyto-estrogen can be found here and more information about xeno-estrogens can be found here

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Principal Occupational Therapist and Principal Naturopath at Next wave Therapy in Fremantle.
Sasha has a special interest in helping people to live well. She treats complex pain presentations, chronic pain, mental health, trauma, neuro-endocrine and hormonal health

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