Soybeans are one of the richest sources of phytoestrogens, particularly in the form of isoflavones. Foods like tofu, tempeh, edamame, and soy milk contain significant amounts of phytoestrogens and are commonly consumed for their estrogenic effects.
Flaxseeds are rich in lignans, a type of phytoestrogen. They can be ground and added to smoothies, yogurt, or used in baking to increase your intake of lignans.
Sesame seeds are another source of phytoestrogens. They can be sprinkled on salads, stir-fries, or incorporated into various dishes to add flavor and nutrients.
Legumes like chickpeas contain phytoestrogens and are a good addition to a balanced diet. They can be used in salads, soups, stews, or blended into hummus.
Certain berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries contain small amounts of phytoestrogens. Enjoy them fresh as a snack, in smoothies, or as part of your breakfast.
Vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower contain compounds that can have weak estrogenic effects due to their phytoestrogen content.
Whole grains such as oats, barley, and rice contain phytoestrogens. Including a variety of whole grains in your diet can contribute to overall health.
Dried fruits like dates, apricots, and prunes contain some amount of phytoestrogens and can be enjoyed as a snack or added to recipes for sweetness and nutrients.