The connection between estrogen and broccoli

As women in mid-life, it’s impossible to ignore the subject of female hormones and how they affect our health.

That being said, our hormone health depends on many factors, one of which involves how we excrete estrogen from our bodies.

The estrogen we produce needs to be detoxified and excreted from the body after use.

Though typically all three pathways are used, research has shown that women who favor using the more protective 2-OH path are healthier and have fewer menopausal symptoms and other risk factors.

Though there are several ways we can help steer our bodies toward the healthier 2-OH path, today we wanted to highlight one of them, specifically, the Brassica family of veggies.

Otherwise known as cruciferous vegetables, the Brassica family includes such superstars as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, arugula, mustard greens, turnips, watercress, and radishes.

This is precisely why we are crazy for crucifers, in addition to the fact that they can also help lower risk for heart disease, cancer, and other chronic disesases.

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