【What food contain phytoestrogens?】Previously, we have talked about what phytoestrogen is and their effects on the human body. This time, let’s talk about the foods that contain phytoestrogens.
Although phytoestrogens are derived from plants, their chemical structure is very similar to that of estrogen in the human body. They are naturally occurring compounds. Phytoestrogens can be roughly divided into two categories: isoflavones and non-isoflavones. Soy products, dried fruits, grains, processed foods of fruits and vegetables, flaxseeds, etc. are high in phytoestrogens content, and are very common in our daily diet.
The plant based food with the highest phytoestrogens content is flax seed, which contains about 380mg per 100g, followed by soybeans with 104mg per 100g. Soybean contains natural phytoestrogens isoflavones, and its structure and function are similar to those naturally secreted by the human body. Menopausal women consume foods containing soy isoflavones, which can reduce the symptoms of menopause.
In addition, these phytoestrogens are safe to consume, and beneficial to the human body, as it can relieve menopausal symptoms of women. Therefore, in order to increase phytoestrogens intake, women should consider adding the above ingredients to their daily diet. However, it is more important to have a diversified diet in order to achieve balanced nutrition.
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