Sunday, April 10, 2011

Estrogen Level-Up

Estrogen hormone

Estrogen is the mother of all female hormones, they say. Girls, it is the hormone responsible for your growing chest, just so you know. As a female approaches her menopausal stage, so as her estrogen level starts to decline. As young hippie females, we may still not feel the importance and function of this hormone, but low estrogen levels may cause risk for a host of unpleasant, even health-threatening, conditions. These conditions are:

-Osteoporosis and bone loss
-Increased LDL (the "bad" cholesterol) and decreased HDL (the "good" cholesterol)
-Hair loss
-Weight gain (So is that why most women are fat when they're aged 40 and above?)
-Low blood pressure
-Fatigue
-Sore joints and muscles
-Increase in allergies
-Gastrointestinal disturbances (including indigestion, flatulence, bloating)
-Depression
-Anxiety
-Irritability (So that's why most moms are naggers and easily irritated)
-Insomnia
-Memory loss
-Difficulty in concentrating

Luckily, there are natural ways to elevate, and to avoid the declining of, the estrogen levels in the body. There are artificial ways, too, such as capsules and dietary supplements, but I'd rather go for the healthy and safe living.

To start with, let's go to the proper diet first. Low-carb diet which is mineral-rich with good sources of protein and zinc is a perfect way to increase the estrogen levels.

Yum! It actually looks like grilled camote cue.

Here is a list of estrogen-rich foods you and your... would be happy to eat.

Beans/legumes: black-eyed peas (cow peas), lentils, lima beans, soybeans, soybean sprouts, red beans and split peas

Fruits: papaya, plums, apple, cherries, raspberries, dates and pomegranates

Grains: oats, brown rice and wheat

Herbs and spices: clover, garlic, licorice, parsley and sage

Seeds: alfalfa, anise, flax, fennel, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower

Veggies: beets, carrots, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, pepper, potatoes, tomatoes and yams

Milk, eggs, all dairy and non-organic meats should also be avoided.


But there are also foods which may reduce the estrogen levels. These foods may be good to those suffering from breast cancer and ovarian cysts, which can be exacerbated by the estrogen. These foods are:

Fruits: berries, citrus, figs, grapes, melons, pears and pineapple

Grains: buckwheat, tapioca, white rice and white flour

Veggies: broccoli, cabbage, corn, green beans, onions and squash


Aside from eating a healthy diet, a balance endocrine system (our body's system for regulating hormones) can be achieve through the help of yoga.

Yoga. Kim Chiu does this, but why... No comment.


As for those who aim to develop their chest, other exercises such as the push-up and inclined bench press can help in developing the pectoral muscles thus pushing your breasts forward. Doing push-ups, instead of wearing them, is a healthier way to give those breasts some boost.

I said Push-up not Push-up bras

Inclined Bench Press

2 comments:

  1. lol amzbebe :)) it seriously looks like camote :))

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